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Trump: ‘I run the country’ – POLITICO

President Donald Trump stood firm in his belief that former special counsel Robert Mueller absolved him of any crimes, adding that he had every right to fire Mueller if he wanted to. Speaking with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview segment broadcast Sunday morning, Trump dove into the Mueller …

Mueller remarks put Barr back into harsh spotlight – POLITICO

Democrats and some Republicans saw a statement that ‘contradicts’ and even ‘rebuke[s]’ Trump’s attorney general. Moments after Robert Mueller gave brief concluding remarks about his Russia probe on Wednesday, the former Republican New Jersey governor and sometime Trump adviser Chris Christie declared that the special counsel’s statement “definitely contradicts what …

The Banal Complicity of Rod Rosenstein

The departing deputy attorney general attacks Jim Comey as “partisan” and defends his service to Trump. President Trump’s progress in corrupting the Department of Justice — and, to some extent, the entire federal government — into a weapon of his autocratic aspirations relies on the acquiescence of figures like Rod …

Will Robert Mueller Testify? Everything We Know

Democrats want him to testify. Trump doesn’t. Who will win? One of the primary takeaways from Attorney General William Barr’s Senatetestimony last week is that Robert Mueller must have his own day in front of Congress. Congressional Democrats have been beating that drum for weeks, but they started beating harder after …

The Constitutional System Is Not Built to Resist Trump’s Defiance of Congress | The New Yorker

Our constitutional system never contemplated a President like Donald Trump. The Framers anticipated friction among the three branches of government, which has been a constant throughout our history, but the Trump White House has now established a complete blockade against the legislative branch, thwarting any meaningful oversight. The system, it …