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Norms Watch: Tracking the Erosion of Democratic Traditions (May 12-19)

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A memo allegedly written by former FBI Director James Comey suggests that President Trump pressured Comey to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn, providing some of the strongest evidence yet that Trump improperly attempted to directly influence the investigation into his campaign’s alleged illicit contacts with Russia.  continue »

Norms Watch: Tracking the Erosion of Democratic Traditions (Mar. 24-31)



It was yet another turbulent week in Washington, following revelations that two White House officials played a role in House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ “secret” visit to the White House complex, and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner agreed  to testify before Congress as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.  continue »

Norms Watch: Tracking the Erosion of Democratic Traditions (Feb. 24 – Mar. 3)


As the White House continues to deny there is anything of concern between the Trump team and Russia, Spicer tried to quash stories, and republicans in Congress denied the evidence.  In a wildfire Thursday afternoon, new reporting revealed Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in July and in September, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Kislyak in December, and two other Trump campaign officials met with Kislyak in July.     continue »