Tag: James Comey

Pardon Me? Can a President Pardon Himself?
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Pardon Me? Can a President Pardon Himself?

The ongoing investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russian hacking and how it interfered with the 2016 election appears to be getting under President Trump’s skin. He fired FBI Director James Comey, openly admitting that his purpose was to end the investigation. Then he lambasted the appointment of Special […]

At the Justice Department and Its Evolving Investigation of Russian Hacking, It’s Recusal-o-Rama
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At the Justice Department and Its Evolving Investigation of Russian Hacking, It’s Recusal-o-Rama

Upon taking office, each president signs a usually-obscure series of executive orders setting out the internal order of succession with the various cabinet departments. They are the lesser-known little brothers of the more famous presidential order of succession (e.g. vice president, speaker of the House, president pro tempore of the […]

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What We Learned About Corrupt Politicians from Former FBI Director James Comey’s Testimony

FBI Director James Comey’s testimony hasn’t been as enlightening as it has been confirmatory. Republicans suspected that Attorney General Loretta Lynch pressured Comey to take it easy on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Democrats suspected that President Trump had asked Comey to abandon the investigation into Michael Flynn. The public […]

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As Former FBI Director James Comey Begins Testifying, LawFare Asks: Can We Trust the President?

Right now, everyone is spellbound over the public testimony former FBI Director James Comey is giving on Capitol Hill before the Senate Intelligence Committee. In advance, over at the LawFare blog, Benjamin Wittes reposts and dissects the former director’s seven-page written testimony. A Comey fan and friendly acquaintance who respects […]

After Trump: A Hopeful Vision of the Madisonian Genius of Our Constitution
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After Trump: A Hopeful Vision of the Madisonian Genius of Our Constitution

The Unsustainable Administration of Donald Trump Donald Trump’s four-month old administration is in a state of perpetual crisis. The White House is filled with suspicion and leaks like a sieve. The President constantly undermines his own position in interviews and on Twitter. Approval ratings continue to steadily decline. Americans disapproving […]