Trump-friendly Judges Run Out the Clock On Impeachment

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There’s not much the Trump administration and House Democrats agree on during these impeachment proceedings, but Judge Richard J. Leon brought them together — in opposition to him.

President Trump’s former deputy national security adviser, Charles Kupperman, filed a lawsuit seeking a ruling on whether to testify before the impeachment inquiry, a case closely watched by Trump figures past and present, John Bolton, Kupperman’s former boss and Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff.

But lawyers for the House, in a filing late last week, said Kupperman suffered no injury and therefore had no standing to sue. “This case is moot,” the House argued.

At about the same time, the Justice Department filed an argument also saying Kupperman suffered no injury and had no standing. “This case is moot,” DOJ argued.

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