On Jan.16 at 1:00 p.m., all 100 senators will be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the first steps of the Trump impeachment trial. President Trump has been charged by the House of Representatives with abuse of power and obstruction of justice. The livestream of the Senate floor provided by PBS NewsHour is available here and below.
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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a decision on Thursday concluding that the Trump administration violated the Impoundment Control Act (ICA), a law that regulates how the White House may distribute money appropriated by Congress. The decision found that the White House Office of Management and Budget withheld security aid to Ukraine in summer 2019 “for a policy reason,” not permitted under the law.
Senators are debating whether witnesses will appear at the impeachment trial. But if the Senate does vote to hear from witnesses, could executive privilege be utilized to block their testimony?
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.
On Dec. 10, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D.-N.Y.) submitted a resolution of impeachment against President Donald Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. The first article was abuse of power, and the second was obstruction of Congress. The document is available here and below.
The Lawfare Podcast Bonus Edition: The House Intelligence Committee vs. the House Judiciary Committee with No Bull
In a marathon day, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Judiciary and Intelligence Committee staffers Barry Berke, Daniel Goldman and Steven Castor. The hearing was contentious and filled with interruptions, but we cut out all the grandstanding and theatrics to leave you with just the questions and answers that you need to hear.
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.
Congressional Democrats and Republicans actually agree on a fair bit of the fact pattern at issue in the impeachment inquiry.
The House Judiciary Committee should take a prosecutor’s perspective, considering what goal impeachment will serve in drafting articles.