Despite the spectacle, Cohen’s testimony revealed a lot.
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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The president signed spending legislation appropriating over a billion dollars for constructing a wall, along with a declaration of emergency to authorize an additional $6.5 billion.
How might things play out when a House committee issues a subpoena and, in response, the Trump administration refuses to turn over documents or allow an administration official to testify?
The president’s statutory authorities regarding a proposed wall at the southern border are more generous than they might initially seem.
The new Congress should dust off its constitutional powers, exercise the prerogatives of the legislative branch and serve as appropriate check on the president.
Lifting of Treasury Sanctions on Deripaska Highlights Role for Congress in Foreign Affairs Decisions
Some have worried that the Trump administration’s lifting of U.S. sanctions on three entities associated with a Russian oligarch might be a quid pro quo with Moscow, but the process by which the sanctions were lifted actually tells a story of respect for the rule of law.