Entries by emptywheel

As Democrats Entertain a Ukraine-Only Impeachment, Jack Goldsmith Lays Out Import of Impeaching for Clemency Abuse

Reports say Nancy Pelosi is considering narrowly crafting impeachment to cover just the latest Ukrainian corruption. Leaving off Trump’s abuse of the pardon power — and continuing to let Presidents believe they can abuse the power with impunity — would be a catastrophic failure.

Why Roger Stone Threatened to Sue emptywheel!

Last year, Roger Stone threatened to sue emptywheel because I laid out Don McGahn’s efforts to protect Roger Stone’s rat-fucking. It turns out the government believes Stone lied about that topic to HPSCI, and his lawyers are trying to prevent that lie from being submitted at trial.