• Impeachment,  Internal Investigations

    Impeachment, Ukraine, and The Midnight Special

    With all of the renewed interest in potential impeachment proceedings regarding President Trump, a replay of this post from 2017 seems in order: Impeachment Lessons and The Midnight Special Much may unfold, but here are three notes that may be relevant.  1. “Impeachment lite.”  Thus far at least, and even after Speaker Pelosi’s announcement and the advent of the Ukrainian-phone-call-whistleblower, what we have seen is not an impeachment proceeding (or investigation, or inquiry, or whatever term one prefers), at least compared to the available historical examples.   An impeachment proceeding will likely start with a resolution, which is a formal and serious invocation of congressional authority.   Unless the matter…