Impeachment Trial Analysis, Day 1: Former Prosecutor on the McConnell Two-Step

As President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial unfolds, Courthouse News will be reaching out at the close of each day to prominent attorneys, scholars and other experts in the legal community for analysis on the historic proceedings. Joining us for the first day of substantive proceedings is Jennifer Rodgers, a former federal prosecutor from the Southern District of New York.

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McConnell Says Gun Reform, if any, Is up to Trump

Congressional Republicans will wait for the White House to chart a path on gun violence legislation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, effectively putting the burden on President Trump to decide the Republican legislative response, if any, to the spate of mass shootings, including the latest mass murder in Texas.

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Freshmen House Dems Cut Different Paths Across Capitol Hill

The Democrats’ two paths within a 12-hour stretch this week demonstrated the dramatic differences emerging among members of the historic freshman class of House Democrats that — together — helped flip the House from Republican control in November’s elections. The celebrity-studded group includes a record number of women, a new crop of veterans and diversity never before seen in Congress.

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