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Professor Bowman Helps to Explain How Impeachment Works

In a recent Thomson Reuters/msn.com article, “6 things you need to know about how impeachment works,” Professor Frank O. Bowman explains the grounds for impeachment, the process, and burden of proof needed. He also explains that the Supreme Court cannot overturn articles of impeachment. Referring to America’s founders he says, “They quite plainly decided this is a political process and…

Professor Bowman’s Latest Op-Ed in Slate Provides Historical Context for Impeachable Offenses

Professor Frank O. Bowman’s recent piece in Slate, “Trump’s Foreign Policy Carnage Is an Impeachable Offense,” summarizes the history of impeachment and concludes that Congress would be within its constitutional authority to impeach Donald Trump. From its origins in 1376, when first used by Parliament in Britain, he writes that “A persistent theme in British impeachments was the charge that…

Professor Bowman Writes that Legal Issues Might Cause Trump to Cut Ties with Michael Cohen

On his blog, Impeachable Offenses, and in an op-ed in Slate, “The Vekselberg Case Increases the Odds of Michael Cohen Turning on Donald Trump,” Professor Frank Bowman spells out how the investigation into Michael Cohen exposes the Trump presidency to closer scrutiny by special counsel Robert Mueller. Cohen, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, created a company whose bank accounts were used…

Professor Bowman Writes that Firings Could Only Slow Down the Process

In his April 16 op-ed in Slate, “It’s Too Late for a New “Saturday Night Massacre,” Professor Frank Bowman suggests that a firing spree of Department of Justice personnel, including special counsel Robert Mueller, is unlikely because, although firings might hinder or delay the multiple federal investigations, it would not resolve President Trump’s legal…

Professor Frank Bowman Explains That Latest News in Mueller Probe Might Not Be Good News for President Trump

Professor Frank Bowman explains that a recent Washington Post report that President Trump “is not a target” in the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller does not mean that Trump should feel relieved. In an April 7 guest commentary by Bowman in The Kansas City Star – “Trump shouldn’t relax to hear he isn’t a ‘target’ in Mueller investigation” and…

Professor Bowman Explains How Firing Mueller Affects Grand Jury’s Power

In a recent piece in Politico Magazine, Professor Frank Bowman explains why the grand jury empaneled to investigate the Trump-Russia connection could not continue its work if special counsel Robert Mueller is fired. He follows this up with a blog post on Impeachable Offenses. His piece responds to an earlier Politico article written by law professors David Yassky and Bennett…

Professor Bowman Publishes Op-Ed on How Mueller Can Present Conclusions to Congress

In his latest op-ed for Slate, Professor Frank Bowman discusses the options that special counsel Robert Mueller has if during his investigation into any coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign he finds any legal wrongdoing on the part of the president of the United States. Mueller’s appointment empowers him to prosecute any crimes discovered in the course of the…

Professor Bowman Cautions Against Setting a Dangerous Precedent

Professor Bowman’s article in Slate was recently quoted in Roll Call cautioning against prosecutors setting a dangerous precedent by pursuing politically-motivated investigations against President Trump. The article, “The Investigations Trump Can’t Stop,” discusses state and local-level investigations of the President and his administration. The article also points out that these investigations have come under criticism by some conservatives for being…

Professor Bowman Publishes Op-Ed on the Effectiveness of State Officials Investigating the President

In an op-ed for Slate, Professor Frank Bowman argues that state officials cannot function effectively as “stand-in special prosecutors” of a president or his administration. Other articles published in the news have suggested that, if special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is shut down, state attorneys general could step up and continue the investigation. In response to these articles, Professor Bowman…