The White House’s extremely broad view of executive power, and how they’re using it to fight off the Impeachment Inquiry

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President Donald Trump on October 08, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Leah Millis

The White House legal counsel issued a letter yesterday, arguing the impeachment inquiry was unconstitutional. This came on the same day that the administration blocked the American ambassador to the European Union from giving a deposition to Congress and argued in court that the Supreme Court was wrong to let Congress review grand jury documents related to the Watergate scandal. It all demonstrates the White House’s extremely broad view of executive power, and how they’re wielding it to fight off House investigators. 

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Guests:
Keith Whittington - Princeton University, James Hohmann - national political correspondent at the Washington Post - @jameshohmann

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

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