National Archives

The term coup is not one that has applied in the United States since the Revolutionary War period. While the US history books may refer to the creation of the USA as a revolution, the British Empire could have called it a coup.

There was no legal method of removing the British from power in the colonial era and the word coup means:

Keep reading...

While Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee were looking for answers, it was clear President Donald Trump's former campaign manager had an entirely different agenda. The purpose of the House inquiry was to investigate potential obstruction of justice by the President.

However Corey Lewandowski—who was fired by the Trump camp in the spring of 2016—took the opportunity to get back in the good graces of Trump in advance of his own political campaign. Lewandowski is planning a 2020 Senate run, hoping to unseat Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire and launched his campaign website as part of his congressional testimony.

Keep reading...
Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday clocked in at around seven hours. Representatives questioned him about his 400+ page report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and President Donald Trump's numerous efforts to obstruct the investigation.

Though the hearings were lengthy, a new op-ed Washington Post writers Greg Sargent and Paul Waldman highlights two exchanges summarizing the most damning revelations featured in the report.

Keep reading...
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The House of Representatives passed a historic bill on Friday expanding federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ people.

The Equality Act, also known as H.R. 5, passed 236-173 with eight Republicans breaking with their party to vote 'yes.'

Keep reading...
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images

In the hours since the House Judiciary Committee formally launched investigations into abuse of power, corruption, and obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump and his ilk, the White House is leaping to discredit the body designed to keep their boss in check.

Nearly seven dozen of Trump's closest advisors, business associates, and family members were sent letters by Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Monday demanding they pony up evidence and testimony relating to Trump's suspected criminality. Those who fail to produce what the Committee is requesting by March 18 risk getting subpoenaed.

Keep reading...

Thursday night the acting head of the United States Justice Department (DoJ)—President Donald Trump's interim appointee for Attorney General Matt Whitaker—agreed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee.

Whitaker was called to answer questions about his involvement in the DoJ ordered investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible cooperation by members of the Trump campaign. Whitaker's appointment drew immediate questions about his planned involvement in the investigation led by DoJ appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller based on prior statements Whitaker made.

Keep reading...

The new legislative session of Congress begins tomorrow and incoming Democrats will be sworn in, taking back the House after winning it decisively in November's midterm elections.

Among them are Representatives Maxine Waters (CA), Adam Schiff (CA), Jerry Nadler (NY), Elijah Cummings, (MD) and Richard Neal (MA). These five individuals are also the ones with the power to subpoena the Trump administration.

Keep reading...