Forget Barr and Mueller. The former White House counsel would be a more interesting witness—and create something more closely resembling an impeachment hearing.
When federal officials ignore subpoenas, imposing a fine is the legislative branch’s best hope of getting the information it needs.
Representative Justin Amash is the first member of the House GOP to call for the constitutional remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors.
It hasn’t been done in nearly a century, but House Democrats could arrest the attorney general after they find him in contempt.
The infamous Trump whisperer is in the early stages of a court case that’s poised to answer lingering questions from the Mueller report.
The special counsel and the attorney general go back a long way, but their bond could be tested by dueling appearances before Congress.
Calls for an inquiry into the Mueller probe’s origins could help Trump keep his base engaged.
The president’s lawyer says there’s nothing wrong with accepting help from a foreign government, and the political system seems to agree with him.
In the wake of the Mueller report, Democrats should probe—not launch a formal inquiry.
There’s a reason Mueller shied away from prosecuting Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr.
The president of the United States is not a traitor. That’s a good thing.
Trump’s critics expected much more from the special counsel’s report. But it would be foolish to shrug off what was already known.
The central question about the Trump-Russia matter remains unanswered.
The special counsel’s findings validate the concerns of anyone who feared how Donald Trump would wield presidential power.
The president’s more pliant senior advisers might end up indulging his ultimately self-sabotaging behavior.
Trump keeps issuing orders, and staffers keep ignoring them because they’re illegal or unwise. It’s an unsustainable situation—but it shows no sign of abating.
Almost 50 years after Watergate, it’s still exceedingly difficult to hold a president accountable.
The special counsel should have offered an opinion on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice.
The special counsel isn’t likely to reveal information that his report has kept confidential. But lawmakers could try to press him on any disagreements with the attorney general.
The special counsel’s report shows a president who lies, acts rashly, and is routinely ignored by his own staff.