The sitting president of the United States and his businesses are suing a congressional committee to try to prevent that committee from obtaining documents and information from a third party.
Margaret L. Taylor is a senior editor and counsel at Lawfare and a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. Previously, she was the Democratic Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2015 through July 2018.
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Committees typically alternate in five-minute segments between members of Congress of different parties. There’s no reason to do that for Robert Mueller.
I vetted Sean Lawler after he was nominated by President Trump for his State Department position in September of 2017. I confess I never thought to ask him whether he intended to wield a whip in the workplace.
A federal district judge affirmed Congress’s authority to subpoena third parties while investigating the president.
Changes in congressional rules and procedures in recent years mean that today’s judiciary committee may not need the same kind of special powers it was granted as part of previous impeachment inquiries.
A federal judge is expediting his decision on whether the House oversight committee has the authority to obtain Trump’s financial information from his accounting firm.
An overview of a wild few days in the relationship between the two branches of government.