While special counsel Robert Mueller investigates whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, legal experts and scholars at the Brookings Institute have determined that the president likely broke the law by firing former FBI director James Comey and, as a result, could be impeached by Congress.
A new report from Brookings analysts Barry Berke, Noah Bookbinder and Norman Eisen found that Trump “likely obstructed justice” when he impeded the investigations of Michael Flynn and Russia’s election interference by firing Comey.” MORE
“Donald Trump has done a number of terrible and remarkable things to this country in a startlingly brief amount of time. Could it be he has created a new kind of American, or even a new kind of human being?
Of course the question is facetious: Evolution doesn’t work like that, not even in the more subjective realms of politics and culture. It would be more true to say that Trump took advantage of a new subspecies of stultified, deadened, bewildered American — an American still half-convinced of his own greatness, his special destiny, but also halfway aware of his cultural isolation and near-total powerlessness. (In this context, I think the sexist pronoun is forgivable.)” MORE
“Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia – and whether he is guilty of obstructing justice – continued to heat up on Thursday as new reports indicate that Mueller wants phone records from Air Force One.
According to Politico, Mueller is seeking phone records surrounding a statement the president helped write for his son, Don Jr., after news broke this summer that he met with the Russians to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.” MORE