Impeachment

Why Trump (Probably) Won’t Ditch Rudy

The president’s personal lawyer is at the center of the House impeachment probe—perhaps too close to risk setting free.

Analysis: Trump’s War on Expertise Is Only Intensifying

But his attacks on career government officials could backfire with an ever more educated electorate.

Analysis: The Bureaucrats Who Defied the President

In the Watergate era, high-level aides prevented Nixon’s abuses of power.

Trump Bashes Career Federal Employees as Impeachment Hearings Heat Up

Secretary of State Pompeo refuses to defend specific employees but says his workforce is the best "in the history of the world."

Viewpoint: The Deep State Isn't the Real Threat to Democracy

Hollowed-out institutions and battered and belittled public servants are a bigger problem.

Two of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's Political Supporters Won 'Potentially Lucrative' Ukraine Energy Deal, Report Says

The Associated Press reports that the oil and gas exploration contract was awarded after Perry recommended one of his backers as an energy adviser to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Viewpoint: Take It From Me, the Attacks on Vindman Are Disgraceful

I was born abroad and served. So did my three younger brothers. If Vindman is suspicious, are we?

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John Kelly Says Trump Can't Resist Committing Impeachable Offenses

In the absence of an aide willing to tell the president he can’t break the law, it was inevitable that Trump would commit impeachable acts, claims his former chief of staff.

Viewpoint: The Case Against 'Emolument'

The word is outdated. Why not use plain language instead?

Analysis: William Taylor Delivers the Smoking Gun

It doesn’t matter what President Trump wants to call it—of course it was a quid pro quo.

Analysis: Why Firing Mick Mulvaney Is Riskier Than Keeping Him

President Trump’s third chief of staff seemed destined for the door until impeachment came along.

Viewpoint: Trump’s Government Lawyers Don’t Know Who Their Real Client Is

White House and Justice Department attorneys work for the government and the public—but are acting in Trump’s personal interest instead.

Mulvaney's Message to Career Feds Facing Political Interference: 'Get Over It'

Acting White House chief of staff faults "career bureaucrats" for seeking to undermine President Trump.

'The Worst Period of My Life': Career Fed Reflects on Being Caught Between Congressional and Agency Demands

"I don't envy them," former official says of current employees in the middle of the Trump administration's standoff with Congress.

Democrats Subpoena Rick Perry for Documents Related to Impeachment Inquiry

The former Texas governor will have to hand over documents related to his involvement in the president's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.