Impeachment trial: Analyzing Trump’s defense strategy

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Attorney Robert Ray arrives as the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump continues in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts.

House Democrats charged President Trump with two articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. This week, Trump’s defense team is arguing that those two actions do not constitute crimes, and thus Trump cannot be impeached. 

Also, in a 5-4 decision today, the Supreme Court says the Trump administration can begin enforcing its “public charge” rule. This rule would allow the government to deny green cards to immigrants who used public benefits such as Medicaid or food stamps. 

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Guest:
Jessica Levinson - Professor, LMU's Loyola Law School in Los Angeles - @LevinsonJessica

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin