CAFE Insider 04/29: Fight Club: Congress v. Trump

Show Notes

REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

THE POWAY SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING

  • “One dead, three injured in Poway synagogue shooting,” San Diego Union Tribune, 04/27/2019
  • “What to Know About the Poway Synagogue Shooting,” NYT, 04/29/2019
  • “Mayor says synagogue shooting in California that left 1 dead and 3 wounded was a ‘hate crime,’” CNN, 04/28/2019
  • “The History of the AR-15,” Washington Post, 06/13/2016

BILL BARR’S CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY, A PREVIEW:

  • Video of Bill Barr Press Conference on Mueller’s report, plus the transcript of his opening remarks, 04/18/2019
  • Transcript: Bill Barr’s answers questions at the Mueller report press conference, 04/18/2019
  • “Barr’s appearance at House hearing now in doubt because of dispute with Democrats,” CNN, 04/28/2019
  • “Who Is Christine Blasey Ford, The Woman Accusing Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault?” NPR, 09/17/2018
  • “Meet Rachel Mitchell, the woman questioning Ford about her Kavanaugh allegations at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing,” Business Insider, 09/27/2018
  • 1973 and 2000 OLC memos on indicting a sitting president

BREWING BATTLE: CONGRESS v. THE WHITE HOUSE

  • 1982 Reagan Memo
  • Difference Between Civil And Criminal Contempt
  • Subpoena for Don McGahn, 04/22/2019
  • “How the Trump White House shot itself in the foot on Don McGahn,” Washington Post, 04/24/2019 (article quoting former federal prosecutor, Gene Rossi)
  • “White House OKs testimony — with limits — from ex-security clearance chief,” Politico, 04/26/2019
  • “Constitutional Hardball and Congress’s Oversight Authority,” John Bies (Chief Counsel at American Oversight and former DOJ official), Lawfare, 04/27/2019
  • “What is Executive Privilege, Anyway?” NPR, 06/28/2007
  • “Eric Holder gets subpoena on failed Fast and Furious operation,” Washington Post, 10/12/2011
  • “Operation Fast and Furious Fast Facts,” CNN, 02/28/2019

ROD ROSENSTEIN’S SPEECH & TENURE

  • Rod Rosenstein’s Speech at the Armenian Bar Association’s Public Servants Dinner, 04/25/2019
  • “Rosenstein Assails Obama Administration, Comey and Journalists in Defending Handling of Russia Inquiry,” NYT, 04/26/2019
  • “‘I can land the plane’: How Rosenstein tried to mollify Trump, protect Mueller and save his job,” Washington Post, 04/26/2019
  • tweet from Benjamin Wittes assessing Rosenstein’s tenure, 04/26/2019
  • “Romney Was Right About Russia,” CNN, 07/31/2017

 

TRUMP’S TWEET & APPEALING IMPEACHMENT

  • Trump’s tweet, 04/25/2019: “I DID NOTHING WRONG. If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court. Not only are there no ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors,’ there are no Crimes by me at all.”
  • “Trump says he would ask Supreme Court to intervene if Democrats move to impeach him,” Washington Post, 04/25/2019
  • “The Supreme Court Has No Role in Impeachment,” Lawfare, 04/25/2019
  • “Trump views the Supreme Court as an ally, sowing doubt about its independence among his critics,” Washington Post, 04/27/2019

OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGES AGAINST A MASSACHUSETTS JUDGE

  • IndictmentUSA v. Shelley Richmond Joseph and Wesley Macgregor, 04/25/2019
  • Press Release: Massachusetts District Court Judge and Court Officer Indicted for Obstruction of Justice, 04/25/2019 
  • “Judge Is Charged With Helping Immigrant Escape ICE at Courthouse,” NYT, 04/25/2019

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