Federal prosecutors filed a sentencing memorandum recommending that Roger Stone—longtime Trump associate—deserves a sentence of seven to nine years for making false statements to Congress and witness tampering related to his efforts to obtain information from WikiLeaks about the hacked Democratic emails leading up to the 2016 presidential election. The filing notes that this recommendation is “consistent with the applicable advisory Guidelines.” Stone’s sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20.
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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.
The House Ethics Committee has announced that members who share deepfakes or “other audio-visual distortions intended to mislead the public” could face sanctions. It’s a small but noteworthy step.
As Congress considers various measures to rein in unchecked executive power, it should look back in history to a critical, well-established and underutilized tool for holding executive officials to account: qui tam statutes.
In testimony before the House, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction offered a sobering portrait of the challenges confronting U.S. reconstruction efforts, and called for more vigorous and proactive congressional oversight of those efforts.
How the chief justice deals with the question of whether the Senate will hear new evidence and testimony could illuminate how aggressive a role he intends to play throughout the trial.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's study of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program made several critical mistakes that have limited its long-term impact. Here's how it could have been better.
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?
Legislators largely allowed the executive branch to take refuge in broad prophylactic doctrines that eliminated any need to consider Congress’s interests.
Any discussion of the obstruction charge against President Trump should take into account the historical constitutional disputes between Congress and the executive branch.