Voltaire once wryly observed that “the art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” In a divided Congress with each party holding firm majorities in their respective houses and only two years to the next election, the two parties are likely to do much to amuse the voters with subpoenas and investigations with little to address the underlying divisions in the country. Both Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trumphave already suggested that they view investigations as a political tool for their own agendas.

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