Nathaniel Sobel

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Nathaniel Sobel is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was a Lawfare student contributor.

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The Russia Connection

What Is and Isn’t New in the Unredacted Footnotes From the Inspector General’s Russia Report

Recently declassified material sheds new light on what the FBI knew about some information in the Steele dossier. But despite the suggestions of Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, it doesn’t discredit the Mueller investigation.

Impeachment

What Do Scholars Say About the Impeachment Power?

Then-Rep. Gerald Ford once defined an impeachable offense as “whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.” But legal scholars have concluded that impeachment is considerably more law-governed, and constrained, than Ford suggested. They draw on clues from the Founders, the text and structure of the Constitution, and the history of presidential impeachments (and near-impeachments) to make varying arguments about the impeachment power and the range of impeachable offenses.