Gabriel Schoenfeld

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Gabriel Schoenfeld, a senior fellow at the Niskanen Center, is an opinion columnist for USA Today and a contributing editor at the American Interest. He served as a senior adviser to the 2012 Romney for President campaign.

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Book Reviews

A Tale of Two Narratives

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A review of Greg Miller, The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy(HarperCollins Publishers, 2018)


Two narratives about Russian interference in the 2016 election are in direct competition with one another.

Executive Power

Obfuscating Obstruction

Thus far, my argument with former federal prosecutor and National Review columnist Andrew C. McCarthy has been about whether and how the president can be held to account for obstruction of justice. Having gone back and forth over the territory in several exchanges, it now raises a different question: Are the facts and the law as he states them?

Donald Trump

Why is Andrew C. McCarthy So Sure That Trump Hasn’t Obstructed Justice?

The Mueller investigation is moving forward. Already Special Counsel Robert Mueller has obtained two guilty pleas and handed up two indictments of mid- and high-level figures from the Trump campaign. President Trump himself appears to be in the crosshairs and the future of his presidency would seem to hang in the balance. As we assess the picture, the most important fact to keep in mind is that we do not know what Mueller knows.