Press Release

Yeomans: Trump’s Oz-like ruse is falling apart

October 9, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2019 – In a blistering new column at Yeomans Work, Alliance for Justice Fellow Bill Yeomans dissects President Trump’s latest attempt to justify his refusal to cooperate with the House’s impeachment inquiry. When Trump boasts his “great and unmatched wisdom,” he’s doing his best Wizard of Oz impression, but it’s the panicked man behind the curtain who sent out the White House counsel letter, an “hysterical, political rant that should embarrass any member of the bar.”

“While the letter throws around allegations of unconstitutional conduct by the House, it fails to make any serious effort at legal argument — for the obvious reason that Trump’s position is entirely unsupported by law,” Yeomans explains. That’s because the House has the power to impeach, and none of the lines the White House is trying to draw around that process exist in the Constitution.

Yeomans predicts this latest attempt at hiding evidence from Congress will backfire. He writes: “Trump’s posture of obstruction proclaims loudly that he believes his powers as president cannot be checked by Congress and are, therefore, unlimited.  That stance will not play well with the public.”

Read Yeoman’s full analysis on the White House counsel letter here.

Yeomans Work focuses on the challenges to the justice system in the era of Trump. Bill Yeomans is available for media interviews. His opinions are his own and do not necessarily represent the positions of Alliance for Justice. For booking inquiries, contact Zack Ford, Press Secretary, at or at 202-464-7370.