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Donald Trump

The Impeachable Offense and the Modern Presidency

The Trump presidency’s legal and other difficulties have brought fresh attention to the uses and limits of the impeachment process. Jane Chong and Benjamin Wittes have argued that Congress ought at least to initiate a careful examination of the case for impeachment before potentially having to cobble it together on the fly. Now books are appearing with advice on just that question.

Executive Power

Considering Trump’s Legal Position (and Problems) After the New York Times Interview

This morning, Benjamin Wittes wrote in strong terms about the extraordinary interview the president gave the New York Times and what it reveals about Trump’s understanding of legal institutions and the rule of law. The main theme playing through Trump’s comments is that, as president, he has a clear call on the loyalties and responsiveness of Department of Justice and the FBI.

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