The concerns of a member of Congress focused on political messaging aren’t the concerns of a prosecutor. And when a single document tries to speak to both sets of goals at the same time, compromises will have to be made.
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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Conflicting Views on the Role of Sanctions in America’s Strategy Toward Russia
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Dec. 3 hearing on the future of the U.S.-Russia relationship revealed stark differences in lawmakers’ views on the role sanctions should play in Washington’s strategy toward Moscow.
Members of the House and Senate conference committee on the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) have agreed on a final version of the bill. The summary and bill are available below.
Summary of NDAA for FY2020
President Trump filed a petition for a writ of certiorari for the Supreme Court to hear the case involving the House Oversight Committee's subpoena to Trump's accounting firm Mazars for his financial records. The document is available here and below.
The impeachment inquiry now moves to the House Judiciary Committee. What should we expect?
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied a motion for preliminary injunction by Donald Trump and the Trump Organization to prevent Deutsche Bank from complying with a congressional subpoena to relase Trump's financial records. The ruling can be found here and below.
Though the circuit court granted an administrative stay, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied a motion by the Department of Justice to stay a Nov. 25 ruling that held that McGahn does not have absolute testimonial immunity and must comply with a congressional subpoena for his testimony. The denial of the stay can be found here and below.
The rules under which Donald Trump will face trial in the Senate are a combination of theatrically detailed and maddeningly vague.
A judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the President's former White House Counsel Don McGahn must testify before impeachment investigators pursuant to a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee. McGahn served as Trump's White House counsel from inauguration until October 2018. McGahn can appeal the ruling and request a stay pending appeal. The ruling can be found here and below.
The House and the Senate have passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. What is the significance of the Act?