The aggressive letter from the White House counsel to Congress, announcing that the president will not cooperate with the impeachment inquiry, is further evidence of the deterioration of norms in the conduct of senior government positions.
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It would be foolish to underestimate the power of President Trump’s warning of a “civil war” to call rogue militias to action. Fortunately, legal tools are available to counteract the potential threat.
A timeline of how allegations of wrongdoing by the Bidens in Ukraine percolated up through right-wing news circles to the president’s desk, what the president and his lawyer have said and done about it, what the Ukrainian government has said about the situation, and how Congress has reacted.
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 inspector general of the United States Department of Justice says that a witness to gross misconduct by the president of the United States has a duty to keep his mouth shut.
President Trump citing the International Emergency Economic Powers Act as providing him the legal authority to carry through an “order” for American companies is just the latest twist in a steady, bipartisan presidential expansion of IEEPA that makes it overdue for reform.
Rep. John Ratcliffe's main qualifications for receiving a nomination from Trump seem to be his aggressive defense of the president and his directed questioning of individuals the president doesn’t like.
Chief Justice John Roberts’s census ruling may strengthen deference to executive discretion when wielded by a future normal presidency, but for select occasions, he has revived a neglected counterdeference tool—pretext analysis.
For those who want to figure out what Mueller has said about Trump, here is a list: all of Trump’s actions as detailed in the Mueller report.
In a new Washington Quarterly article, the authors argue that the post-World War II expansion of the presidential alliance powers enables President Trump to weaken alliances from within.