Following the vote in the Senate to acquit President Trump of all impeachment charges, Dean Vikram Amar sat down with Mary Louise Kelly to discuss the consequences on a February 5 episode of All Things Considered. An excerpt from the interview follows:
KELLY: So given that we are in a moment of distinct lack of bipartisanship and we don't know when this might end, I mean, how much of a check does Congress really have on the president right now?
AMAR: Well, the one thing that you don't need a bipartisan supermajority to do is to investigate and educate.
AMAR: So that's why a lot of people thought that what the House was doing early on was much less controversial than its decision to go ahead and impeach and trigger a trial whose outcome was foreordained. So I think you're going to see - and you should see - more energy at the House level to subpoena tax records and the like.
Listen to the full interview at npr.org.