What We’re Following Today
It’s Wednesday, April 24.
‣ President Donald Trump said on Twitter that if House Democrats move to impeach him, he’ll challenge their efforts in the Supreme Court. (The Supreme Court ruled in 1993 that impeachment authority lies with Congress and “nowhere else.”)
‣ During her time as the secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen was focused on preparing for new forms of Russian election interference in 2020. She was reportedly told not to bring up her concerns in front of the president.
Here’s what else we’re watching:
Slow-Walking the Investigations: In the past few days, the White House has announced that it would not submit Trump’s tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee, and a former White House official in charge of security clearances did not show up to testify to the House Oversight Committee. Additionally, the president vowed to fight a subpoena from Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler calling on former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify. Trump’s “zero-cooperation policy is unworkable and disconnected from law and precedent,” argues David A. Graham.
This Is Not America: A new study from Pew Research found that Twitter users are statistically younger, wealthier, more highly educated, and more politically liberal than the general population. And the platform’s most active users—such as journalists—use it differently from more casual users: They were much more likely to tweet about politics.