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“Let the people decide.” Philip Bobbitt discusses the dangerous idea at the heart of Trump's impeachment acquittal

Alan Dershowitz's Strange Constitutional Arguments on Impoundment and Foreign Policy (Philip Bobbitt / Lawfare)

Another crucial point from impeachment scholar Philip Bobbitt: Mueller compiled ample evidence of Trump's corrupt intent -- and built a structure around it that points inevitably to Congress as the only mechanism of accountability:

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"If McConnell’s judgment is accurate," writes Philip Bobbitt, "the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi should immediately suspend the impeachment process in the House and hold it in abeyance until more significant witnesses come forward"

"If McConnell’s judgment is accurate," writes Philip Bobbitt, "the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi should immediately suspend the impeachment process in the House and hold it in abeyance until more significant witnesses come forward"

“What they are doing here is discrediting a system,” Philip Bobbitt, a Columbia University law professor and leading expert on the history of impeachment, said of the White House impeachment strategy. “If the system is discredited, it cannot discredit me.”

“What they are doing here is discrediting a system,” Philip Bobbitt, a Columbia University law professor and leading expert on the history of impeachment, said of the White House impeachment strategy. “If the system is discredited, it cannot discredit me.”

"It simply cannot be that an administration can claim that the charges against it are without sufficient evidentiary bases and at the same time prevent the Congress from gaining access to the relevant evidence," writes Philip Bobbitt

Executive privilege is vitally important, Philip Bobbitt writes. But not at the expense of national security.

@jeffreyaengel  @jmeacham * @peterbakernytI  @TimNaftaliMPEACHMENT : A HANDBOOK by Charles L. Black Jr. (originally published at the height of Watergate, reissued multiple times since) -- definitely worth reading the version with new chapters by Columbia law professor Philip Bobbitt:

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"Mueller depicts an executive that is using the levers of his constitutional power in a corrupt way." Top impeachment scholar Philip Bobbitt tells me it's "plausible" Trump committed impeachable offenses, & the House must now directly grapple with this:

Critical point from Philip Bobbitt. Obstruction wasn't just about protecting Trump; it also tried to scuttle accounting of attacks on our political system -- a failure to defend country. "Would that be a high crime and misdemeanor? It certainly would."

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Given all the latest criminal revelations, are we at the point yet where talk of impeaching Trump is justified? I talked to Philip Bobbitt, the author of "Impeachment: A Handbook," about this question. He offered some fascinating and nuanced answers:

Columbia law professor Philip Bobbitt explains why he expects Trump to resign

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