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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: How Does the Mueller Report Fit into the Impeachment Puzzle?

Professor Frank Bowman has been writing about the presidential impeachment process on his blog, “Impeachable Offenses,” in op-eds in the media, and in his new book forthcoming this summer, “High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump” (Cambridge University Press). Various media outlets have reached out to him for his expertise on the process and…

Professor Bowman: Nixon and Clinton Proceedings Make a Case for Impeaching Trump

Professor Frank Bowman was quoted at length in Adam Liptak’s recent New York Times article “Is Obstruction an Impeachable Offense? History Says Yes.” Using the two most recent impeachment proceedings against sitting presidents, Liptak compares the offenses of Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton to those of Donald Trump. “The historical comparisons make out a solid case for an…

Professor Bowman: Is Declaring a National Emergency to Build a Wall an Impeachable Offense?

In his latest op-ed in Slate, “Is Declaring a National Emergency to Build an Unnecessary Wall an Impeachable Offense?,” Professor Frank Bowman discusses factors that could make the political path to impeachment based solely on the grounds of a national emergency declaration tricky. Though it could be considered as part of a larger pattern of impeachable conduct. “Use of ‘emergency’…

Professor Bowman: Pattern of Behavior Could Lead to Presidential Impeachment

In a recent op-ed in Slate, “Everything Trump Did Before Entering Office That Could Justify Impeachment,” Professor Frank Bowman writes, “a successful case for the impeachment of the president must rest not on any single event, but on a pattern of behavior that fatally damages the legitimacy of the president and/or amounts to subversion of the constitutional order.” Electoral success…

Professor Bowman: Abuse of Presidential Pardons Is An Impeachable Offense

In his recent op-ed in Slate, “Jerome Corsi and Donald Trump Are Playing With Fire,” Professor Frank Bowman writes that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are faced with a group of potential witnesses who do not respond to the formal rules and structure of criminal law. Recently, after negotiating a plea offer with Mueller, Jerome Corsi decided to…

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 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 to Lecture on American Presidential Impeachment

Professor Frank O. Bowman will speak on “Presidential Impeachment and the American Constitutional Balance” on Feb. 22 at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo. His lecture will address the historical basis for impeachment and its relevance…