Charlottesville demonstrates that Trump is uniquely unwilling to honor and uphold the core conception of full equality for all citizens under the Constitution and the law.
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Now, as ever, Americans must encourage Trump administration officials to make sound national security decisions.
Marriage of Convenience? Liberals and the Intelligence Community Come Together Over the Russia Connection
The Russia investigation is leading some on the left to revist a long-held distrust of the security organs of the American state, while others are rebelling against that rapprochement.
Christopher Wray took the oath of office at the FBI yesterday and thus started the clock ticking on a difficult problem he’s going to have to address: the fate of his deputy, Andrew McCabe.
I get it. You don't like the president. I don't either, so I understand. But you, whoever you are, are doing as much damage, if not more, to the United States than he ever will. Really. You don't defend norms by breaking them. Period. Full stop.
On Lawfare@FP, Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes explain how Mike Pence can ready himself to follow Gerald Ford's lead.
Hint: It wasn't Jeff Sessions.
The president is attacking the integrity of the leadership of the Department of Justice, the fair application of the law, and the pursuit of truth.
If law enforcement leadership tolerates presidential behavior of this sort today and contents itself with passively resisting Trump’s demands, we should expect that the leadership of tomorrow will comply with such demands.
If use of the impeachment power is an exercise in forward-looking, political judgment, then it is worth thinking carefully about what the downsides might be of refraining to pursue an impeachment inquiry in the face of impeachable offenses