Checks and Balances (organization)

Checks and Balances
Checks and Balances is a group of conservative and libertarian lawyers formed in November 2018.wikipedia
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Federalist Society

The Federalist SocietyFederalist Society for Law and Public Policy StudiesFederalist Society for Law and Public Policy
It is composed of members of the conservative-libertarian Federalist Society, which had assisted the Trump administration in selecting appointees for federal courts. Formation of the group was sharply criticized by Federalist Society leader Leonard Leo, saying he found "the underlying premise of the group rather offensive."
In 2018, George T. Conway III, husband of Donald Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, founded Checks and Balances, composed of more than a dozen members of the Federalist Society.

George T. Conway III

George ConwayGeorge T. Conway
Charter members included George Conway, Tom Ridge, Peter D. Keisler, Jonathan H. Adler, Orin S. Kerr, Lori S. Meyer, Paul McNulty, Phillip D. Brady, John B. Bellinger III, Carrie Cordero, Peter Keisler, Marisa C Maleck, Alan Charles Raul and Paul Rosenzweig amongst others.
In November 2018, Conway organized a group, "Checks and Balances," composed of more than a dozen members of the conservative-libertarian Federalist Society, which had been instrumental in selecting candidates for the Trump administration to appoint to federal courts.

Tom Ridge

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Charter members included George Conway, Tom Ridge, Peter D. Keisler, Jonathan H. Adler, Orin S. Kerr, Lori S. Meyer, Paul McNulty, Phillip D. Brady, John B. Bellinger III, Carrie Cordero, Peter Keisler, Marisa C Maleck, Alan Charles Raul and Paul Rosenzweig amongst others.

Peter Keisler

Peter D. Keisler
Charter members included George Conway, Tom Ridge, Peter D. Keisler, Jonathan H. Adler, Orin S. Kerr, Lori S. Meyer, Paul McNulty, Phillip D. Brady, John B. Bellinger III, Carrie Cordero, Peter Keisler, Marisa C Maleck, Alan Charles Raul and Paul Rosenzweig amongst others.

Jonathan H. Adler

Jonathan Adler
Charter members included George Conway, Tom Ridge, Peter D. Keisler, Jonathan H. Adler, Orin S. Kerr, Lori S. Meyer, Paul McNulty, Phillip D. Brady, John B. Bellinger III, Carrie Cordero, Peter Keisler, Marisa C Maleck, Alan Charles Raul and Paul Rosenzweig amongst others.

Orin Kerr

Orin S. Kerr
Charter members included George Conway, Tom Ridge, Peter D. Keisler, Jonathan H. Adler, Orin S. Kerr, Lori S. Meyer, Paul McNulty, Phillip D. Brady, John B. Bellinger III, Carrie Cordero, Peter Keisler, Marisa C Maleck, Alan Charles Raul and Paul Rosenzweig amongst others.

Paul McNulty

Paul J. McNulty
Charter members included George Conway, Tom Ridge, Peter D. Keisler, Jonathan H. Adler, Orin S. Kerr, Lori S. Meyer, Paul McNulty, Phillip D. Brady, John B. Bellinger III, Carrie Cordero, Peter Keisler, Marisa C Maleck, Alan Charles Raul and Paul Rosenzweig amongst others.

Phillip D. Brady

Phillip Brady
Charter members included George Conway, Tom Ridge, Peter D. Keisler, Jonathan H. Adler, Orin S. Kerr, Lori S. Meyer, Paul McNulty, Phillip D. Brady, John B. Bellinger III, Carrie Cordero, Peter Keisler, Marisa C Maleck, Alan Charles Raul and Paul Rosenzweig amongst others.

John B. Bellinger III

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Charter members included George Conway, Tom Ridge, Peter D. Keisler, Jonathan H. Adler, Orin S. Kerr, Lori S. Meyer, Paul McNulty, Phillip D. Brady, John B. Bellinger III, Carrie Cordero, Peter Keisler, Marisa C Maleck, Alan Charles Raul and Paul Rosenzweig amongst others.

Leonard Leo

Formation of the group was sharply criticized by Federalist Society leader Leonard Leo, saying he found "the underlying premise of the group rather offensive."

Mueller Report

reportReport on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential ElectionRobert Mueller's report
They cited the Special Counsel's report, which highlights that the "Trump 2016 campaign was open to and enthusiastic about receiving Russian government-facilitated assistance to gain an advantage in the previous election" and outlined the recent facts regarding Trump's attempts to put pressure on Ukraine for his personal and political benefit.

Timeline of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections

Trump's April 27, 2016, speechTimeline of events related to Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential electiona August 2, 2016 meeting
They cited the Special Counsel's report, which highlights that the "Trump 2016 campaign was open to and enthusiastic about receiving Russian government-facilitated assistance to gain an advantage in the previous election" and outlined the recent facts regarding Trump's attempts to put pressure on Ukraine for his personal and political benefit.

Trump–Ukraine scandal

Trump-Ukraine scandalA whistleblower complaintpressuring the president of Ukraine
They cited the Special Counsel's report, which highlights that the "Trump 2016 campaign was open to and enthusiastic about receiving Russian government-facilitated assistance to gain an advantage in the previous election" and outlined the recent facts regarding Trump's attempts to put pressure on Ukraine for his personal and political benefit.

Impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump

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Conway said after the statement by Checks and Balances was published that the White House's letter refusing to cooperate in House Democrats' impeachment hearings (reported by the Daily Beast as mostly written by Trump) as "trash".