Jonathan Turley, The Other Scandal of the Capitol Riot

Jonathan Turley Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer captured the outrage of many citizens when he declared the Capitol riot last month to be the Pearl Harbor of this generation that “will live forever in infamy.” It was certainly infamous, but some doubt whether the two events are comparable, given the 2,400 Americans killed in the 1941 attack that forced our entry into World War Two. Schumer’s analogy may be more apt than he might wish, however. Part of Pearl Harbor’s tragedy was that the United States had ample warning and failed to…

Jonathan Turley, Did The Democrats “Tank” The Second Trump Trial?

BY TYLER DURDEN Authored by Jonathan Turley, [Editor’s note: While I am a fan of Jonathan Turley, he is dead wrong about this: there was no case for “incitement of insurrection” and I find it embarrassing that he suggests there was. Take a look at the earlier study from The Federalist also published here, namely: “No, Donald Trump did not Incite and Insurrection”. I am simply dumbfounded that he argues as he does below, but I still want to share his contrasting point of view.] Below is my column in…

Jonathan Turley, Senate faces difficult burden with issue of the second impeachment

Jonathan Turley The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump appeared to effectively end before it even began Tuesday. In a threshold procedural vote on the constitutionality of trying a former president, 45 senators voted in favor of a motion to challenge the trial, and that means almost half of the Senate believes Trump might not be subject to a trial, let alone a conviction, as a former president. It also means House impeachment managers may not be able to secure the Senate votes to convict. For those members who believe the trial…

The Senate’s Cadaver Synod: The Trial of Citizen Trump would Raise Serious Constitutional Questions

 jonathanturley   Below is my column in USA Today on the upcoming Senate trial of President Donald Trump. The Hill recently my second column on why the best defense of Trump could be no defense — to skip the Senate trial and force a threshold vote on the constitutionality of the trial of an ex-president. Here is my column: With the second impeachment of President Donald Trump, the Congress is set for one of the most bizarre moments in constitutional history: the removal of someone who has already left office. The retroactive…