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Norms Watch: Democracy, the Trump Administration, and Reactions to It (June 9-June 16)

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POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND ITS RESPONSE

In response to the shooting of a Republican lawmaker, some point the figure at Democratic rhetoric and call for more guns in DC.

 

Congressman Steve Scalise Shot in Alexandria, Virginia

Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) and three others were shot on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at the Republican congressional baseball team’s practice session in Alexandria, Virginia.  continue »

Norms Watch: Democracy, the Trump Administration, and Reactions to It (June 2-June 9)

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TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Fired FBI Director James Comey goes on the record for the first time, building the case for obstruction against President Trump.

 

Comey Says Trump Directed him to Drop Investigation into Michael Flynn

Trump asked Comey to “see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go” in a one-on-one meeting in the White House, fired FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its Russia inquiry.  continue »

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

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TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

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)

 

WHITE HOUSE

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 »