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[Calling it] Treason Doth Never Prosper…

 

This post is going to be brief. There’s still a lot we don’t know about what role, if any, Russia played in the 2016 election, and what role, if any, the Trump campaign had in facilitating that role. But that hasn’t stopped lots of folks from throwing around the t-word to describe the most sensational versions of the allegations, or insinuating that various officials–from Paul Manafort to Michael Flynn to President Trump himself–may have committed treason.…   continue »

So What is “Evidence that Is Not Circumstantial”–in the Russia Investigation?

 

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday that “there is more than circumstantial evidence now…there is evidence that is not circumstantial” that associates of President Donald Trump colluded with Russia on that government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.…   continue »

What We Learned From the Comey Hearing

 

You can break down the news from Monday’s hearing with FBI Director James Comey into two categories: 1) Big things we already knew but needed confirmed 2) Smaller, but previously undisclosed details.

Testifying before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Comey and NSA Director Adm.…   continue »

Why Trump’s Travel and Refugee Ban is Doomed

 

Contrary to President Donald Trump’s recent suggestion that his revised travel ban is the victim of “judicial overreach,” his problem isn’t just courts in the Ninth Circuit, which have now repeatedly halted his immigration orders. It’s the executive order itself, and the intent behind it.…   continue »

Visas and Politics in the Age of Trump

 

It is no surprise that criticism of President Donald Trump’s second executive order on visas and refugee resettlement was so harsh. Because of the incompetent drafting and rollout of the original visa/refugee ban, the Trump administration does not benefit from a presumption of trust.…   continue »