The Trump administration has stretched the theories of testimonial immunity and executive privilege in unprecedented ways that erode Congress’s constitutional powers.
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The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on "Oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act" at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The hearing will feature testimony from Brad Wiegmann, Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice, National Security Division; Michael Orlando, Deputy Assistant Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation, Counterterrorism Division; and Susan Morgan from the National Security Agency.
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on "Presidential Obstruction of Justice and Abuse of Power" at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The hearing will feature testimony from Corey Lewandowski, former Campaign Manager for Donald Trump's 2016 Presidential Campaign.
The four issues addressed in the resolution were all addressed in similar committee documents laying out impeachment-related procedures in connection with the impeachments of Richard Nixon in 1974 and Bill Clinton in 1998.
The Justice Department filed an objection to the House Judiciary Committee’s recent response to the U.S.
The House Committee on the Judiciary filed a response to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s order to show reasoning for why the committee’s motion to compel former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress should be designated as related to the committee’s efforts to obtain materials from a grand jury.
On August 7, the House Judiciary Committee filed a civil complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to enforce the committee’s subpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahn’s testimony. The complaint argues that McGahn’s refusal to testify impedes the committee’s ability to determine whether to approve articles of impeachment, pass remedial legislation and conduct oversight of the Department of Justice. The document is available here and below.
Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III testified on Wednesday before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees. Following the hearing, Lawfare brought together Jim Baker, Bob Bauer, Susan Hennessey and Margaret Taylor for a conversation hosted by Benjamin Wittes. They talked about the testimony, what it means for Congress and President Trump, and they talked about Mueller’s legacy as he leaves the scene.
Livestream: House Judiciary Hearing on Constitutional Processes for Addressing Presidential Misconduct
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Lessons from the Mueller Report, Part III: Constitutional Processes for Addressing Presidential Misconduct” at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. A video of the hearing is available below and here.
The House Committee on the Judiciary will host a second hearing on the Mueller report entitled, “Lessons from the Mueller Report, Part II: Bipartisan Perspectives” at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. A video of the hearing is available here and below.