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President Trump is hardly alone in issuing dubious pardons and grants of clemency. It’s time to talk about a constitutional amendment to limit the pardon power.
The House Judiciary Committee released the transcript of a July 9 interview with Geoffrey Berman, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Berman was dismissed from his position last month. The ousted U.S.
Moscow’s bounty program fits a pattern of Russian policy in Afghanistan rooted in the country’s desire to maintain influence in its near abroad.
Federal prosecutors amended their prior sentencing memorandum which recommended that Roger Stone receive a sentence of seven to nine years in prison related to his actions related to the investigations into the 2016 presidential election. Stone was convicted on charges that included witness tampering and lying to Congress.
Federal prosecutors filed a sentencing memorandum recommending that Roger Stone—longtime Trump associate—deserves a sentence of seven to nine years for making false statements to Congress and witness tampering related to his efforts to obtain information from WikiLeaks about the hacked Democratic emails leading up to the 2016 presidential election. The filing notes that this recommendation is “consistent with the applicable advisory Guidelines.” Stone’s sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20.
The Justice Department argued in an amicus brief before the Supreme Court that four subpoenas by congressional committees for President Trump’s financial records are unconstitutional, on the grounds that the committees did not make a “heightened showing, both of a legitimate legislative purpose for the subpoenas and of the need for the information sought.” The filing also accuses the committees of using their investigatory powers to harass the president and distract him from his con
The Trump administration’s high turnover in leadership is unprecedented and severely limits the role of the NSC.
A gaffe is when a politician recklessly tells the truth, Michael Kinsley once said.
Sir Kim Darroch is not a politician. He is a diplomat. And the truth he spoke was not a gaffe. It was a leak. But it functions like a gaffe, a truth blurted out in a context in which it wasn’t supposed to be uttered.
There is no reason to doubt that in seeking reelection, President Trump will consider once more breaking or skirting laws or ethical limits to win. He has already proclaimed a willingness to accept campaign support from a foreign government, retreating only somewhat under public pressure.