President Trump is always transparent in his peculiar way. Even as he lies baldly, he reveals what is on the forefront of his mind. It is in the brutal letter he had a top personal aide hand deliver to the FBI, firing Director James Comey: “While I greatly appreciate you informing me on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau.” Continue reading
According to Donald Trump, “if Andrew Jackson had been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War.” In fact, Trump said in a SiriusXM interview with writer Salena Zito, “he was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, ‘There’s no reason for this.’ ” Continue reading
The most striking aspect of this initial chapter of Donald Trump’s presidency is how thoroughly it has exposed his protean political character. This should not come entirely as a surprise. In his prior lives and careers as a real estate developer, a playboy, a reality TV star, Trump transmogrified himself on multiple occasions. And over the past several decades in the political realm, he switched parties more often than he switched mistresses and wives. But as we approach the 100-day mark of his presidency, Trump has begun to jettison campaign stances and promises at a pace that, even by the standards of his own past, is frantic. Continue reading
Some secrets are plainly necessary. The disclosure of sensitive national defense information that puts the country at risk deserves to be punished to the maximum extent of the law. But if there are necessary secrets, is there also something we can call necessary leaks? Continue reading
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Perhaps President Trump will govern like a genius and manage to fulfill in some measure his campaign pledge to Make America Great Again. Or perhaps our worst fears will be realized and bizarre behavior will become impossible to ignore. If we reach that point, an important question will become: Even if Trump does not commit high crimes or misdemeanors, can he be removed from the presidency? Continue reading
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It is a well-established fact that Donald Trump carries a magic shield. No matter what preposterous thing he does or inane or intentionally false thing he says, he survives to fight another day. When Trump said he could shoot someone on Fifth Ave. and not lose votes, he was attesting to the existence of his invisible armor. Continue reading