Ari Melber

Ari Melber

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Most legal scholars disagree with Turley's claim impeachment should include a crime cause: -Constitution doesn't say that -Most criminal laws were passed years after the Constitution -Plenty of crimes are NOT impeachable (defacing a mail box is a felony, not abuse of power)

Could not have predicted that *tweeting quotes from The Constitution* would be a thing, but if Hamilton had Twitter you know he'd do it. He'd also 'like' his own tweets right?... @Lin_Manuel  @mayawiley  @neal_katyal 

Now they're reading out of a very old dictionary. Keep in mind, this is still faster and more exciting than the bulk of law school. (really)

GOP counsel quoting Neal Katyal's criticism of Hunter Biden job as "nepotism"

Judiciary Comt announces next impeachment hearing on Monday, to take evidence and testimony from Intel Comt lawyers:

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Tonight in NY: I'm heading to Columbia Law to moderate a panel with people who have led the famed SDNY prosecution office, join us! @COLUMBIACAP 

Tonight @fatjoe  and Bill “Crystal” 🌟😍😇💯👑


Some parts of this are simple: The Mueller Report and James Comey’s testimony under oath both document Trump ordering illegal prosecution of political opponents. That is huge. Comey and Sessions resisted. If Trump gets away with it, what happens if there’s a next time?

FACT: A President under investigation for *firing the FBI Director* & obstructing justice who recently watched guilty pleas & flipping by his personal lawyer, campaign chair, deputy chair & national security adviser just fired his handpicked AG & replaced him with a loyalist.

Paul Manafort’s lenient 4-year sentence — far below the recommended 20 years despite extensive felonies and post-conviction obstruction — is a reminder of the blatant inequities in our justice system that we all know about, because they reoccur every week in courts across America

Speaker Pelosi argues Pres. Trump broke the law, but that is best addressed through the next election not impeachment. What happens to that argument when Trump’s conduct may undermine whether there even is a fair election?