You can’t have a shadow-government. If they do show up to Congress oversight committees (and as often as not they thumb their noses at Congress), they simply speak their tender snowflake “fluff-speak” about being eager to hold discussions and conversations that will protract their intransigence into the unforeseeable future, and then throw tantrums about their honesty and integrity like entitled to arrogance teenagers. That kind of non-compliance to Congress becomes subversion and treason pretty quickly. And the penalty for treason is… You just can’t have a shadow-government.
Congress needs to do it’s job. It can’t if all that the best of our best Congressmen do is rant and rave about the non-compliance, sounding all patriotic, but are then simply laughed at, and then that’s the end of the story. I hope it’s not the end of the story.
But I’m afraid things are going to have to get a bit rougher. The penalty isn’t just a resignation or getting fired. At the first sign of non-compliance they are to be warned and immediately offered another opportunity to comply. With the least further non-compliance they are to be held in contempt and indefinitely imprisoned until compliant. If purposed treason can be proven, well, again, we know what the penalty is for that… You just can’t have a shadow-government.
By the way, treason can also be proven, can it not, when the military, intelligence services, or the Department of Justice or the State Department purposely destabilize the country by rejecting Congressional oversight so that these are all merely private endeavors sold to the highest bidder for whatever price, including prestige, influence, whatever, all the things already listed in RICO legislation.