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There Is No App for Self-Government
James Wallner

There is, at present, a widespread sense among Americans that something has broken politics. Most people think the problem is unchecked partisan rancor and escalating ideological warfare between…

Testimony on Federal Whistleblowers
Paul Rosenzweig

STATEMENT
of
Paul Rosenzweig
Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
Principal, Red Branch Consulting, PLLC
Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University
Washington, D.C.
before…

116th House of Representatives Impeaches President Trump along Party Lines
Aubrey Neal

In a new test of America’s system of checks and balances, the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Dec. 18, 2019.

Unlike previous impeachment initiatives in Congress’…

House defies norms by violating procedural rule in order to pass CR
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update
Nov. 25, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, House leadership brought the most recent continuing resolution (CR), H.R. 3055, to the floor for a vote less than 24 hours after the legislative text…

Whistleblowers are essential to America’s health and safety
Aubrey Neal

AIN UPDATE

Nov. 12, 2019

On Nov. 7, the lawyer representing the intelligence community whistleblower—whose complaint regarding President Trump’s actions during a call with the president of…

The dust has settled: The national security consequences of storming the SCIF far outweigh the political gains.
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Nov. 8, 2019

On Oct. 23, over two dozen members of Congress forced their entry into the congressional Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) with the alleged intent to…

The power of the congressional subpoena: Two cases test administration’s claim that presidential advisors are “absolutely immune” to Congress’ call for testimony.
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update
Nov. 8, 2019
Two former Trump administration officials, White House counsel Donald McGahn and Deputy National Security Advisor Charles Kupperman, have turned to the U.S. District…

Why We Aren’t Taking a Position on Impeachment
Eli Lehrer

R Street is concerned with policy, not politics. We don’t take sides in elections, and our tax status bars us from doing so. To my knowledge, all current full-time R Street staffers who have worked…

Administration’s whistleblower process must not fall victim to the president’s impeachment inquiry
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Sept. 25, 2019

Central to the fallout of President Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is Congress’ demand for the original whistleblower complaint…

President of the United States enlists personal lawyer to work with foreign leader to gather intel on political opponents
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Sept. 25, 2019

On September 25, an official, declassified memoradum was released of a July conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. It…