Originally Posted by Direckshun
The problem of course, is that there's really no difference between a recess and a pro forma session. It's effectively a recess, called a session for no other reason than to block recess appointments.
The administration called the bluff. They got bit by it in court, but we haven't heard the last word of it yet.
It doesn't strip the Senate of shit. It will just invalidate pro forma sessions as a loophole used by the minority to block recess appointments.
Reid held some pro forma sessions under Bush.
The internal rules of each institution govern its operations. It is NOT up to a President to determine whether the Senate is in session because it leads to such a constitutional confrontation.
"One White House official with knowledge of the conversations told me that the Russian ambassador raised the sanctions to Flynn and that Flynn responded that the Trump team would be taking office in a few weeks and would review Russia policy and sanctions. Thatís neither illegal nor improper." ~ Bloomberg
When do we get to see the transcript? Flynn, being in espionage, had to know his call was being recorded too.