The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has alleged conduct by Donald Trump that, if true, could justify impeachment.
Bob Bauer served as White House Counsel to President Obama. In 2013, the President named Bob to be Co-Chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. He is a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law, as well as the co-director of the university's Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic.
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Roger Stone is pleased to be known as a campaign “dirty trickster.” But dirty tricks pursued to sabotage an opposing campaign raise legal questions.
The release of the Watergate 'road map' precipitated a debate about whether the special counsel should follow a similar path. But there is another course of action.
President Trump’s latest broad assertion of his own power to disregard constitutional law will be an important test for the new or acting White House counsel.
Just as presidents respond in various ways to norms, so, too, do they react to changes in the legal structure with direct political and governing implications.
A formal congressional inquiry into grounds for impeachment would be a more constitutionally sound response to an unfit president than the internal "resistance" described in the anonymous New York Times op-ed.
If McGahn is not what the president would have preferred in a counsel to the Trump administration, McGahn has clearly succeeded to a significant degree as the chief White House lawyer in a Republican administration.