August 13, 2019
Will the Mueller Report Lead to Articles of Impeachment?
In a recent filing with the D.C. federal court overseeing the grand jury convened by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the House Judiciary Committee has asked for the release of the full Mueller Report and underlying materials. The Committee asserts that because Justice Department policy holds that a sitting president may not be indicted, it is up to Congress to hold President Trump accountable for the actions described in the Report, and thus it must have access to this information to determine whether to move forward with articles of impeachment. Briefs are due in September, with a decision possible as early as October.
With talk of impeachment ramping up, ACS held a discussion with experts on the relevant legal standards and how they apply to the findings of the Mueller Report and other alleged misdoings of the Trump administration.
Caroline Fredrickson, ACS President, Moderator
Neil Kinkopf, Professor of Law, Georgia State University, Counselor to Sen. Joseph Biden for the Impeachment Trial of President Clinton
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Leroy Highbaugh Sr. Research Chair and Professor of Law, Stetson University
Related Resources: Will the Mueller Report Lead to Articles of Impeachment?
- ACS President Caroline Fredrickson's testimony on the constitutional processes for addressing presidential misconduct before the House Judiciary Committee.
- Caroline Fredrickson's Op-Ed in the New York Times, which you can find on our Mueller Investigation page
- ACS Program Guide: Safeguarding the Rule of Law
- ACS Podcast: No Bar to Disclosure: Grand Jury Secrecy, Executive Privilege, & Mueller Report
- The Mueller Report Is an Impeachment Referral by Yoni Appelbaum
- Nadler: Judiciary panel could recommend articles of impeachment by late fall by Kyle Cheney
- The Case for a Trump Impeachment Inquiry by CREW
- Final Petition, In re Application of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, for an Order Authorizing the Release of Certain Grand Jury Materials, No. 19-_____, (D.D.C. July 26, 2019).
- Mueller’s Findings: Why DOJ Non-Disclosure Policy and Grand Jury Secrecy May Not Apply by Ryan Goodman and Andy Wright
- Congress Has Another Avenue on Mueller’s Investigation by Brianne J. Gorod
- The Scope of the Impeachment Power: What are “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”? by Neil J. Kinkopf
- Democrats’ emoluments lawsuit against President Trump can proceed, federal judge rules by Ann E. Marimow, Jonathan O’Connell and Carol D. Leonnig
- The House Has Already Opened an Impeachment Investigation Against Trump by Joshua Matz
- Report On the Investigation Into Russian Interference In the 2016 Presidential Election by Robert S. Mueller III, U.S. Department of Justice
- Unenforced Campaign Laws Will Be Broken Again by Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
- Impeach Trump. But don’t necessarily try him in the Senate. by Laurence H. Tribe
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