A play-by-play of the legislative history behind House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff’s complaints over the withholding of a whistleblower complaint.
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 four issues addressed in the resolution were all addressed in similar committee documents laying out impeachment-related procedures in connection with the impeachments of Richard Nixon in 1974 and Bill Clinton in 1998.
At least 23 legislative items that specifically mention 5G have been introduced in the 116th Congress. Most are bipartisan, but it’s doubtful that this Congress will muster any response that will materially change the trajectory of the U.S.’s deployment of 5G technology or the security of the network.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler declared on Aug. 8 that Congress is engaging in “formal impeachment proceedings,” and America yawned.
The good news is that national security bipartisanship in Congress lives. The bad news is that the only place it lives is in the pages of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on Russian election interference.
The former special counsel’s testimony is not ultimately important for any bombshells or revelations but for initiating the long-belated creation of an Article I record of the president’s conduct.
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.