A diplomat’s job is to represent his government’s position stoutly in public and to advise it with unstinting candor privately. Sir Kim Darroch has done both.
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Trump is aggressively challenging the legal and normative limits on a feature of the powerful modern presidency: presidents’ use of executive branch powers and resources for the waging of their reelection campaigns.
The president’s statements on Iran represent a dramatic improvement in the quality of his argument.
When he was first appointed, many, including me, were willing to give Attorney General Barr the benefit of the doubt. His recent performance raises significant questions about his fidelity to the rule of law.
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Barr’s letter contains good news for the president, but it also raises ominous questions that only Mueller’s report can answer.
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Michael Cohen’s prepared testimony alleges that Donald Trump knew in advance that WikiLeaks would release DNC emails.
The Senate has a responsibility to do so—but not an express constitutional obligation. And in a time of disregard for established institutional practice and norms, the current leadership of the Senate could choose to abrogate them once more.
What’s most troubling about the story is what it seems to say about the FBI and its leadership.