The House is on the right track, but there are minor changes could strengthen the draft.
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The Senate rules do not require a full trial, nor do they equate “removal” with “disqualification.”
On Monday, the House Committee on the Judiciary will hear testimony from the majority and minority counsels for the House Intelligence Committee. Daniel Goldman and Stephen Castor will present their committee's findings in the impeachment inquiry into the activities of President Trump. The livestream video of the hearing is available here and below.
The House Judiciary Committee should take a prosecutor’s perspective, considering what goal impeachment will serve in drafting articles.
Editor's Note: This annoucement is crossposted with Just Security.
The Trump administration’s refusal to engage the committee has a small problem: two federal obstruction of justice statutes.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied a motion for preliminary injunction by Donald Trump and the Trump Organization to prevent Deutsche Bank from complying with a congressional subpoena to relase Trump's financial records. The ruling can be found here and below.
Though the circuit court granted an administrative stay, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied a motion by the Department of Justice to stay a Nov. 25 ruling that held that McGahn does not have absolute testimonial immunity and must comply with a congressional subpoena for his testimony. The denial of the stay can be found here and below.
On Dec. 2, the ranking members for the three House committees tasked with managing the impeachment inquiry released a Republican staff report on the available evidence in the ongoing inquiry. The report decries the inquiry as "an orchestrated campagin to upend our political system" and argues that "none of the Democrats' witnesses testified to having evidence of bribery, extortion, or any high crime or misdemeanor." The report can be found here and below.
On Nov. 15, Donald J. Trump applied to the Supreme Court for a stay of the House Oversight Committee subpoena of his tax returns. The application for a stay as well as a response from Congress and a reply from Trump are attached below.