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Professor Stephen Cohen on Ukraine and the Politics of Impeachment

Professor Stephen Cohen on Ukraine and the Politics of Impeachment

The national security argument in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump was a big dud. While the House managers made the case that the United States should arm Ukraine, they didn’t follow up the point because it was weak. The president’s defenders noted, accurately, that Trump’s Ukraine policy was more militaristic than President Obama’s....

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The Weakest Link: Impeachment and National Security

The Weakest Link: Impeachment and National Security

In the summer of 2016 President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump didn’t agree about much, except for one obscure issue of U.S. foreign policy: lethal military aid to Ukraine. As commander in chief, Obama objected to such assistance, even in the face of a Russian proxy war. So did candidate Trump.  On...

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Schiff Says NSA and CIA Withhold Documents Relevant to Impeachment

Schiff Says NSA and CIA Withhold Documents Relevant to Impeachment

One open secret of the National Security Agency is its ability to intercept the communications of foreign leaders. That ability, it is safe to say, include Ukraine president Voldymor Zelensky, the target of President Trump’s pressure campaign to extract a public statement about rival Joe Biden. How that Trump has been impeached and faces trial...

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Bribery and the Impeachment of President Trump

Bribery and the Impeachment of President Trump

The case for impeaching President Trump for bribery is strong, says law professor Randall Eliason Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution singles out bribery as grounds for impeachment: “The President . . . shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Eliason explains...

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The Republicans’ Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Explained

The Republicans’ Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Explained

Trump’s Ukraine story is a constellation of factoids that amount to a fantasy. Which isn’t to say it won’t be politically effective. One important reason Democrats must be better prepared to fend off Ukraine-related conspiracy mongering is that Attorney General Barr is preparing some kind of ginned-up report that will line up neatly with Republican...

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