Justice’s new sentencing recommendation for Stone had almost nothing to do with what Stone did. It was Trump showing that the justice system is, finally, being molded to his will.
The department's hard-earned reputation for factual honesty and legal credibility is in tatters now.
When it comes to probes of him, Trump argues Congress can’t do anything. But if that’s so, then why should Lindsey Graham be able to investigate the Bidens?
The senator says there’s no need for witnesses since voters, not senators, should judge Trump—but the overwhelming majority of voters wanted senators to call witnesses.
If Senate Republicans use his logic to acquit Trump, it will mark the end of the American system of government, and with it the American way of life as we have known it.
Part-and-parcel of any cultish political movement is a continuous demand for declarations of loyalty, and punishment of the disloyal.
Clinton’s old tormenter’s new client “misused presidential authority” to conceal “relevant evidence” for his Senate trial. The Turtle is trying to rig the game to let Trump do it.
If the Supreme Court accepts Barr’s twisted logic, it will sideline itself, collapse the balance of powers, and leave Congress and the White House to literally battle things out.
Mitch McConnell is trying to help his swing-state senators in 2020 with this idea of a quick, no-witness trial. But he may be sending them to early retirement.
By Barr’s twisted logic, a president would have a strong incentive to get impeached by the House to gain, quite literally, a license to break the law without recourse.