The kind of presidency that Hamilton and others feared has arrived.
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Apart from its primary claim of unreviewable power over criminal investigations, the January 2018 letter from the president's lawyers to Special Counsel Robert Mueller makes a number of remarkable, and sometimes very questionable, assertions.
The New York Times has obtained letters sent to the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller by the president's legal team, one in January 2018 and one in June 2017. The correspondence makes an aggressive case as to the scope of President Trump's Article II power.
At the 2017 Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, conservative and libertarian lawyers squeezed red stress balls that were adorned with the now-famous slogan: “But Gorsuch!” The Washington Examiner explained that the stress balls, distributed by the R Street Institute, would give relief to those “who seek reasons to remain hopeful amid Trump’s first year in office.” This meme has become a mantra: Everything is terrible, but at least
In the current environment, Liz Garbus's new documentary series "The Fourth Estate" is a tremendously important project, documenting in riveting detail the craft of journalism conducted under the most difficult circumstances modern American democracy has presented.
It is time to think not only about how to protect the rule of law and our democracy during the present crisis, but also what changes will be needed when the crisis is finally over.
"We have a President who tries every day to undermine the public's confidence in the rule of law."
Document: Trump's Blocking of Critics on Twitter is Unconstitutional, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Rules
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has issued a declaratory judgment holding that President Trump's blocking of his critics on Twitter violates the First Amendment. The ruling is included in full below.
Putting the Responsibility for “Crossing the Line” Where It Belongs: The President and his White House Staff
A reflection on the outcome of the president’s Monday meeting with Rod Rosenstein, Christopher Wray, and Dan Coats.
At its heart, intelligence collection is a simple—yet fragile—process. And President Trump's recent actions will make it much more difficult for U.S. intelligence officers to develop and recruit new sources in the future.