Opinion: Senate Democrats Need to Hold Firm. America Needs a History Lesson.
In the McGahn case, a group of Republican lawyers, ex-lawmakers and ex-officials, including George T. Conway III, former congressman Mickey Edwards, Stuart M. Gerson, former senator Gordon J. Humphrey, Trevor Potter and Paul Rosenzweig have filed an amicus brief that delivers a much-needed history lesson. They write: The idea that a president and his current and former advisors enjoy absolute immunity from subpoena — particularly during impeachment proceedings — finds no support in early American practice. During the early republic, Congresses and presidents recognized that Congress had nearly untrammeled authority to request documents and testimony to support impeachment proceedings.
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