The harder question to answer is whether a president can obstruct justice under the legitimate exercise of his constitutional powers.
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Whether the president obstructs justice will turn on whether his actions are supported by Article II itself.
Discussion on impeachment has intensified since Donald Trump assumed office this January, but what do we know about impeachment’s constitutional design and history? Cass Sunstein, professor at Harvard Law School, recently wrote an accessible account of impeachment to separate myth from history.
The constitutional catastrophe could well be an entirely outdated understanding of impeachment.
A look at four major myths about presidential impeachment.
No conscientious member of Congress can ignore the available—and mounting—evidence of President Trump’s unfitness for his office.
Congress has the power to impeach executive officers beyond the president and vice president.
Senator Graham’s Proposed Return to the Independent Counsel Statute and the Problem of Impeachment Anxiety Syndrome
Legislation to limit the president’s capacity to fire the special counsel is a bad idea.
If use of the impeachment power is an exercise in forward-looking, political judgment, then it is worth thinking carefully about what the downsides might be of refraining to pursue an impeachment inquiry in the face of impeachable offenses