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George Conway and 15 other high-profile conservative lawyers argued Thursday that the House should begin an "expeditious" impeachment investigation into President Trump's interactions with foreign governments, reports the Washington Post.

Why it matters: The lawyers are targeting their joint letter at Republican lawmakers who — for the most part — have backed Trump's version of events, especially when it comes to his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

"We have not just a political candidate open to receiving foreign assistance to better his chances at winning an election, but a current president openly and privately calling on foreign governments to actively interfere in the most sacred of U.S. democratic processes, our elections."

The big picture: The group of lawyers is part of the Check and Balances coalition that Conway formed a last year to call out Trump when he acts in a manner they deem illegal and unconstitutional.

  • Many of the lawyers who've signed onto the letter have worked in previous Republican administrations.
  • Paul Rosenzweig, a lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, told the Post he thought the letter was too measured: "I would vote for impeachment, and I would vote for conviction and removal in the Senate as well."

Go deeper ... What we're reading: George Conway declares Trump mentally "unfit" for office

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Supreme Court declines to hear case on qualified immunity for police officers

The Supreme Court on March 5. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal for a lawsuit brought against Cleveland police officers that challenges the scope of qualified immunity, the legal doctrine which has been used to shield officers from lawsuits alleging excessive force, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: The doctrine has been the subject of scrutiny from civil rights advocates. Eliminating qualified immunity was one of the key demands of demonstrators during nationwide protests in 2020 following the killing of George Floyd.

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Capitol review panel recommends more police, mobile fencing

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A panel appointed by Congress to review security measures at the Capitol is recommending several changes, including mobile fencing and a bigger Capitol police force, to safeguard the area after a riotous mob breached the building on Jan. 6.

Why it matters: Law enforcement officials have warned there could be new plots to attack the area and target lawmakers, including during a speech President Biden is expected to give to a joint session of Congress.