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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 »

Norms Watch: Tracking the Erosion of Democratic Traditions (Feb. 10-17)


Trump’s dysfunctional national security apparatus is in turmoil this week, following the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and Trump’s discussion of sensitive security matters in the Mar-a-Lago public dining room.  

Flynn’s Resignation

On Monday night, Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned after revelations that Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his inappropriate contacts with Russia.  continue »