Tag Archives: Obstruction of Justice

The Extraordinarily Unpleasant

They said this would be unpleasant. They were right: President Trump went on the offensive on Monday a day after the special counsel investigation reported no conspiracy with Russia, suggesting that critics who pursued such suspicions were “treasonous,” guilty of … Continue reading

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To Deepen the Pain and Antagonism

“The main business of a lawyer is to take the romance, the mystery, the irony, the ambiguity out of everything he touches.” ~ Antonin Scalia Everyone should have listened to Scalia. Robert Mueller wasn’t a wild-eyed radical leading a coup … Continue reading

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The Old Birthday Boy

Some birthdays are better than others. The fifth through the twenty-fifth are celebrations – life is getting better and better. The fiesta de quince años – Quinceañera – is a big deal out here. It’s a coming of age thing. … Continue reading

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Crowding Out the Truth

Some want to dance on the quay in the shadow of Notre Dame like Gene Kelly in “An American in Paris” – and others want to walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh in Arles, or visit Franz Kafka’s digs … Continue reading

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Not Quite Watergate

The Watergate hearings were a long time ago. They were great television. Everyone watched. Sam Ervin was charming – just a simple country lawyer, but deadly. Fred Thompson got to ask “what did the president know and when did he … Continue reading

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Getting the Jump on Trump

There’s been a lot of reporting that President Trump is frustrated and defiant and spoiling for a fight. It’s James Comey. He fired this guy. Now this guy will talk – he’ll say that Trump asked him if he could … Continue reading

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The Defeated Warrior

Every two months the new issue of Foreign Affairs arrives in the mail. The subscription was a gift from the nephew who now teaches Land Warfare Theory at the Army War College in Carlisle, not far from Gettysburg – after … Continue reading

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