From Mitch McConnell's perspective, an independent commission can only mean trouble.
The book, which garnered a $4 million deal and touted Cuomo's purported pandemic-handling competence, may have gotten the governor into hot water.
A 2000 OLC memo suggests the answer is "yes."
The Senate minority leader's triangulation does not bode well for the GOP's ability to stand for something other than a personality cult.
Whether the reality-show-star-turned-first-president-to-be-impeached-twice has a future in American politics, however, sadly remains an open question.
The outcome shows that it is almost impossible to convict a president in an era of severe polarization. But Trump's second impeachment still served some useful purposes..
The 33-year-old lawmaker, who occupies Justin Amash's old seat, on how his party needs to reclaim the mantle of limited government, capitalism, and individualism.
Leaving Aside Trump's Role in Provoking the Capitol Riot, His Reaction to It Was Enough To Justify Impeachment
He betrayed his oath and duties as president by hesitating to intervene and refusing to unambiguously condemn the violence.
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The 33-year-old successor to Justin Amash's House seat says his party has abandoned limited government, economic freedom, and individualism.
Trump's Impeachment Lawyers Try To Deconstruct the Link Between What He Said and What His Followers Did
No amount of parsing can obscure his responsibility for the deadly attack on the Capitol.
The former President's attorneys repeatedly (mis)cite the work of Professor Brian Kalt on late impeachments.
He is on firmer ground in arguing that the Senate does not have the authority to try a former president, although that issue is highly contested.
The letter was signed by some 170 legal scholars across the political spectrum, including several VC bloggers.
The op ed, published today, explains why the First Amendment doesn't protect Trump against impeachment and conviction for his role in the attack on the Capitol.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Presents Republicans With a Sadly Familiar Choice Between Blind Loyalty to Trump and a Basic Respect for Reality
The Georgia representative has embraced nearly every crazy conspiracy theory that is popular on the right.
There are plausible arguments on both sides of the debate.
Trump's Lawyers Say He Can't Be Impeached for Trying to Subvert the Election Because He Was Just Expressing an Opinion
They also argue that the Senate has no authority to try a former president.
The House brief does a solid job of laying out the case against Trump. The defense brief is far less impressive.
While many prominent constitutional scholars think trying a former president is perfectly legal, the dissenters make some points that are worth considering.
Legal Scholars' Letter Supporting Constitutionality of Impeaching and Convicting Presidents After they Leave Office
The signers include a wide range of constitutional scholars across the political spectrum, including Federalist Society co-founder Steve Calabresi.
That punishment for reinforcing the delusions that drove the Capitol riot is highly unlikely, and it would set a troubling precedent.
Saying Trump 'Provoked' the Capitol Riot With 'Lies,' Mitch McConnell Tries To Distance His Party From a Dangerous Demagogue
The Senate minority leader sees a grave political risk in failing to repudiate the former president.
The First Amendment should not be a viable defense in an impeachment trial
Further Rejoinder on Why the First Amendment Does not Constrain Impeachment and Removal of Presidents
A further rejoinder to Josh Blackman and Seth Tillman.
Trump has been impeached, but there is still time to put a stronger case before the Senate.
Conflicting signals from the Belknap impeachment
Impeaching Trump for his Role in Inciting the Attack on the Capitol Doesn't Violate "Established Free Speech Rights"
A rejoinder to Josh Blackman and Seth Tillman.
Trump's Belated Message of Peace and Unity Makes You Wonder Where This President Has Been the Last Four Years
Something like Wednesday evening's soothing remarks could have made a real difference on the day of the Capitol riot.
Here is how Mitch McConnell, Mike Pence, Liz Cheney, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley responded to the president's election delusions.
History and precedent both support impeachment trials for former federal officials.
As Mitch McConnell and Liz Cheney break for impeachment, the freshman GOP congressman who succeeded Justin Amash says that Republicans who are "going to vote our conscience tomorrow" expect to be assaulted.
Among many other things, it cites recent writings by VC bloggers Jonathan Adler, Keith Whittington and myself.
GOP leaders who raise this objection to impeachment can help solve the problem through the simple expedient of supporting impeachment themselves.
The impeachment article against the president cites a little-discussed section of the 14th Amendment.
The precedents are clear, and Senate could bar Trump from holding future office.