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.
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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.
The Trump administration’s refusal to engage the committee has a small problem: two federal obstruction of justice statutes.
On Thursday, Fiona Hill, the former National Security Council Russia adviser, and David Holmes, counselor for political affairs at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, testified before the House Intelligence Committee. Here is the testimony of Hill and Holmes with no member-infighting, no speechifying, and no unnecessary fluff.
The evening testimony on Nov. 20 extended into the night, so we are bringing the podcast version to you this morning. The House Intelligence Committee heard from Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper and Under Secretary of State David Hale. We’ve taken out all the grandstanding and all the repetition, so you can just listen to the portions of the testimony that you need to hear.
On Nov. 19, the House Intelligence Committee held a public hearing in its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The committee heard testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman of the U.S. Army, a National Security Council official, and Jennifer Williams, a foreign service officer detailed to the Vice President's staff. Both of their opening statements as prepared for delivery are below, along with that of Chariman Adam Schiff and Ranking Member Devin Nunes.
Some commentators have advocated for the National Security Council staffer to be court-martialed for obeying a congressional subpoena over the objection of the executive branch. But there are a number of problems with this argument.