The president’s clemency for his confidante is totally unsurprising—which is part of what makes it so bad.
In the end, President Trump has probably succeeded in his effort to keep his financial records from Congress through the November election. But if his goal was to prevent the judiciary from enforcing congressional subpoenas affecting him, he has likely failed.
Congress should investigate what just happened in the Southern District of New York.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals asks whether it should order a district judge to stop, stand up and salute when Attorney General William Barr tells him to drop the case against Michael Flynn.
The president has a legal obligation to file a report with Congress on legal authorities connected to ongoing U.S. military operations. He has shirked that duty.
The Senate Judiciary Committee sees exactly what the country is yearning for right now: another investigation of the origins of the Russia investigation.
We’re using FOIA to find out if the intelligence community feels like it’s being pressured to reach certain conclusions—and, if so, how that’s impacting employee morale.