On Monday night, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) released his proposed rules for the Senate impeachment trial. The resolution can be found here and below.
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In speeches sounding the alarm about “toxic” precedent, Sen. Mitch McConnell has set forth a questionable view of the law of impeachment with serious implications for the future of this constitutional remedy.
On Friday, the Lawfare Podcast hosted a conversation on the wide-ranging policy implications of the U.S. strike that killed Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ leader Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, deputy commander of Iraq’s quasi-official Popular Mobilization Forces and leader of the Iraqi militia and PMF Keta’ib Hezbollah.
The administration's decision-making process seems as broken today as when the president entered office.
The Soleimani strike was likely within the president’s domestic legal authority to pursue. But in certain ways, it may push that authority’s limits.
The American drone strike last night that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Quds Force, is a seismic event in U.S.-Iranian relations—and for the broader Middle East. We put together an emergency podcast, drawing on the resources of both Lawfare and the Brookings Institution and reflecting the depth of the remarkable collaboration between the two.
The House Committee on the Judiciary on Dec. 15 released its report on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The report will accompany the articles of impeachment againt Trump, which will be sent to the Rules Committee and then brought to the House floor this week for consideration.
On Friday at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will vote on H.R. 755, articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. A video of the proceedings is available here and below.
The House is on the right track, but there are minor changes could strengthen the draft.
The Senate rules do not require a full trial, nor do they equate “removal” with “disqualification.”