Trump is aggressively challenging the legal and normative limits on a feature of the powerful modern presidency: presidents’ use of executive branch powers and resources for the waging of their reelection campaigns.
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On Wednesday, the White House released a charter on the vulnerability equities policy outlining how the federal government will alert private companies to cybersecurity flaws or refrain for intelligence purposes. Here is the White House statement:
The constitutional catastrophe could well be an entirely outdated understanding of impeachment.
The president’s comments raise questions about the nature and structure of his legal defense, and about the further harm Trump may have done to his legal position.
Giving the FBI Director a statutory for-cause limit on removal might codify in law a level of independence that past directors have previously enjoyed.
If President Nixon's impeachment provides any guidance, it would take a long time for Congress to remove President Trump from office.
The Deep State is not out to get the President. In fact, it doesn't really exist.
How exactly, is a president impeached, and what happens when he is?
Back in November, The Hill reported that the White House is looking into increasing the transparency of the drone program before President Obama’s imminent departure from office:
The White House wants to reduce the secrecy surrounding lethal drone strikes and other counterterrorism efforts, with an eye on President Obama's legacy when he leaves office in 14 months.
One element of Zivotofsky II that has received insufficient attention is the sharp disagreement between Justices Thomas and Scalia about the scope of presidential and congressional powers in foreign relations. Here I examine the implications of their disagreement for the Vesting Clause theory of residual presidential foreign relations powers.