A Justice Department veteran testified last week that attorneys in the Antitrust Division were ordered to open unfounded investigations targeted at companies Attorney General Barr dislikes. If true, this is deeply troubling.
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On Feb. 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dismissed the House Judiciary Committee's lawsuit to compel the testimony of former White House Counsel Don McGahn. Writing on behalf of the court, Judge Thomas B. Griffith wrote, "The Department of Justice (DOJ), on behalf of McGahn, responds that Article III of the Constitution forbids federal courts from resolving this kind of interbranch information dispute. We agree and dismiss this case." The opinion is available here and below.
On Monday, Feb. 24, the House Judiciary Committee introduced legislation that would amend and reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The hearing will feature testimony from FBI director Christopher Wray. You can watch the hearing here and below.
In its suit to obtain Mueller investigation grand jury materials, the House of Representatives has highlighted what it argues is a contradiction that "cannot be reconciled" between the Justice Department's position on impeachment and that expressed by President Trump's lawyers in his impeachment trial before the Senate. While the department has argued that a Senate impeachment trial is not a "judicial proceeding," the president's attorneys referred to the Senate as a "court" in the impeachment proceedings.
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.
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.