Profs & Pints: The Russia Investigation and 2020
Profs and Pints presents: The Russia Investigation and 2020, a look at the Mueller Reports implications for the 2020 presidential election and beyond, with Joshua Geltzer, executive director and visiting professor of law at Georgetown Law's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.
Our nations political system is at a critical juncture, with Democrats in Congress squaring off against a president with a penchant for disregarding the political norms that bound his predecessors. With talk of impeachment in the air and reports of continued Russian efforts to interfere with American democracy, the 2020 presidential election is fast approaching. What does it all mean for Election Day in November 2020 and thereafter?
Presidential candidates seeking victory in 2020 will need to contend with a wide range of Mueller's findings. That includes President Trump being forced to address the encouragement that his campaign provided in 2016 to Russia as it interfered with American democratic processes. It includes Democratic candidates being pressed on what reforms they would make to protect America's democracy should they become our next president. All of this is happening against the backdrop of continued Russian intrusion into U.S. democratic processes.
With President Trump threatening to wield law enforcement tools against Democratic rivals and leading Democrats expressing concern about President Trump's willingness to leave office if defeated, the constitutional stakes are high. Join Joshua Geltzer, who previously has given fascinating Profs and Pints talks on deep fakes and digital-age democracy, for what's sure to be a lively conversation about the direction of our nation.
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