Posted on July 15, 2020 Presidential Corruption Share: FSFP Board Member Professor Jennifer Taub recently co-authored a CNN Oped on Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence and the need for Congress to convene an impeachment inquiry to hold Trump accountable for his abuse of power. “If 20 Republican senators were to state that Stone’s bribery-tinged commutation is too much for them at last, that they are ready to hear the evidence and will not shut their ears to the facts as they did with the Ukraine impeachment, Trump could be out of the White House swiftly — perhaps even before the election in November,” say the authors. Free Speech For People and a coalition of public advocacy groups are urging the House Judiciary Committee to investigate whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Trump for his latest abuse of the presidential pardon power. They argue that by protecting aides and allies who commit felonies to protect him, Trump’s abuse of power undermines the rule of law. “Surely this lawless commutation of Stone’s sentence is a smoking gun equivalent to the Watergate tapes. And yet, there’s no universal congressional outrage — instead, it’s overwhelmingly along party lines. That shows how far we have fallen below the Framers’ expectations,” say the authors. Read the entire piece here.