Not ready for impeachment proceedings? Then set up a select committee.

House Democrats who aren’t politically ready to begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump quite yet — but worry that none of the various oversight committees have the means or the clout to build the strongest public case – have a third alternative. They could follow the Watergate model, and establish a select committee. The Select … Read more

Impeachment Watch: It’s not just about Trump, it’s about reining in the ‘preposterous power of the presidency

In a must-read interview on Bloomberg Opinion, former Obama White House counsel Robert Bauer makes the case that impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump may be essential to rebalancing our badly listing democracy. And he acknowledges that both political parties bear responsibility for concentrating too much power in the executive branch at the expense of Congress, … Read more

Impeachment watch: A possibility turns into a probability

The impeachment of Donald Trump is all of a sudden looking more like a probability – or maybe even an inevitability — rather than a possibility. A new, specific, credible accusation of Trump’s involvement in a specific, criminal act is allowing Democrats and some media figures to go where they previously hesitated to go, despite … Read more

Impeachment watch: LA Times editorial board draws a line in the sand

Where do you draw the line on what is an impeachable offense? I suggested on Wednesday that members of Congress be pressed to draw their lines in the sand, publicly and unequivocally. Newspaper editorial boards and opinion columnists could also help clarify things by saying what they think constitutes treason, bribery, or other high crimes … Read more