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Sun May 21, 2017, 03:10 AM

ACLU: Trump says Federal Court cannot require him to produce documents. [View all]

If Trump continues to stonewall, is THIS grounds for impeachment?

Laurence Tribe appears to think so, although of course it would take a willing Congress -- which we don't have at this point.


DETROIT--The White House has refused to release a memo from a commission established by Rudolph Giuliani that was created with the express purpose of creating a legal rationale for the Muslim Ban. Under a federal court order, the memo was to be produced on Friday, but the Trump administration objected late Friday night, claiming, among other things, that a federal court cannot require the President to release documents.

The ACLU of Michigan—which challenged the ban in federal court along with the Arab American Civil Rights League—plans to return to court to compel production of the memo. The ACLU called on the White House to be transparent on the issue.


Laurence Tribe

There is no modern example of this – Nixon turned over tapes, as ordered, leading to the introduction of articles of impeachment against him and his resignation. Deliberately disobeying the order of a federal court could amount to criminal contempt of court, which might be found by the House to be a high crime or misdemeanor.

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