Category Archives: President

Presidential Privilege and Classification

The two sides also clashed substantially over the duties of the special master. Mr. Trump’s lawyers argued that the arbiter should look at all the documents seized in the search and filter out anything potentially subject to attorney-client or executive … Continue reading

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Courts, Special Master, Executive Privilege, oh my

Philosopher Jason Stanley of Yale University, best known for his 2018 book How Fascism Works, tweeted today: “Once you have the courts you can pretty much do whatever you want.” — Heather Cox Richardson An article in The New York … Continue reading

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The Sordid Story of Spiro Agnew’s Crimes

If any of this sounds familiar, it’s because history really is here to help. — “Bagman,” page 19 If I leave this office without enemies, I will not have done the job properly. I think that the public has to … Continue reading

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Andrew McCarthy on the search affidavit

Andrew C. McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor, who recently considered running for Congress in New York. He is a Fox contributor and contributing editor for the National Review. He leans right politically. I found this opinion article in The NY Post interesting. … Continue reading

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What’s next for Trump and his associates?

News items: Documents were illegally kept at Mar-a-Lago. Reportedly, top White House lawyers were told: “It’s not theirs, it’s mine.” Reportedly, one Trump lawyer signed a statement incorrectly saying material with classified markings had been returned. Trump refuses to answer … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump’s firsts

Only President to ignore the Emolument’s Clause. Only President to name a commercial building he rarely visited as his home. Only President to employ “a fixer.” Only President named as an unindicted conspirator. Only President whose statements frequently weren’t intended … Continue reading

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Can Presidential pardons be granted with impunity?

Once again, the Danish film crew was filming and, after the events of that day, recorded Stone asking again for a presidential pardon. This time, Gaetz apparently wanted one, too. When White House counsel Pat Cipollone prevented Trump from issuing … Continue reading

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Term limits for Supreme Court Justices

The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, … — The Constitution: Article III Section 1. Jessica Gresko and Emily Swanson, writing for “The Associated Press,” report that “2 in 3 favor … Continue reading

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It’s not new

He was called a repulsive pedant, a gross hypocrite, an egregious fool having neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman. He was said to be unfit and incapable as President, a … Continue reading

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Destroyed by President Trump

Truth in politics Politicians’ lies, even flagrant lies, no longer matter. Far more are fooled all of the time than Lincoln may have imagined. The Constitution’s Emoluments Clause The Emoluments Clause is moot. There is no means for enforcement except … Continue reading

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