In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Dershowitz: Using the 25th Amendment Would be a “Coup d’Etat”

Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz Tuesday said invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump would amount to staging a coup d’etat. “The 25th amendment was intended for a president who is shot, a president who has had a stroke – a president who is incapacitated – not a president who you disagree with, or you think is creating havoc in the White House,” Dershowitz said

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UPDATE: Rosenstein “Offered” to Resign, According to Revised Report

This article, which originally referenced reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had resigned, has not been updated to reflect the change in the reports, which now say that he “offered” to resign. Rosenstein is not out yet, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Statement on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: pic.twitter.com/yBgAydv9oR — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 24, 2018 Earlier today, Axios incorrectly

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NY Times: Rosenstein Wanted to Tape Trump, Talked 25th Amendment; Is it True?

The New York Times Friday reported the following. I urge you to use caution with this and consider the sources, which appear to be, well, the New York Times, and various officials hostile to President Trump, like former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. According to the Times report: The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in

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Judge Raises Doubts About Whether Mueller Can Probe Whatever He Wants

There once was something called in “independent counsel.” The problem with that was that the independent counsel could just run amock and investigate anything and everything forever. So they let the law authorizing independent counsels expire and decided these probes would be done by a “special counsel” who reported to the Department of Justice. Presumably, that would put some limits on the investigation. But not,

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Rosenstein Told Trump He’s Not a “Target” of Mueller’s, But it Doesn’t Matter

One of the big stories circulating this afternoon is that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in his mysterious White House meeting with Donald Trump last week informed the president he is not a “target” of Robert Mueller’s investigation. According to Bloomberg: Rosenstein, who brought up the Mueller probe himself, offered the assurance during a meeting with Trump at the White House last Thursday, a development

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That Sinking Feeling

The raid on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s offices is a profound event. Cohen is Trump’s tough-talking, slightly shady-seeming attorney. He knows where Trump buries the bodies. And if he doesn’t cave and testify himself, lots of information about Trump may be on his electronic gadgets, all of which were seized. The entire Russia investigation was built on a house of cards. But a house of

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House Intel Panel Votes to Release Secret Russia Memo

The House Intelligence Committee Monday voted along party lines to release a secret memo that is said to show that the FBI abused its power in ordering the surveillance of at least one former Trump campaign associate, Carter Page. President Trump now has to decide if the memo should be released. The White House has suggested that Trump wants to let the public see the

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Video || Rod Rosenstein Grilled by House Judiciary Republicans

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday said he saw no reason to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and, as per statute, he therefore would not do so if told to by President Trump How did we get in a situation where Rosenstein, a confirmed swamp creature who has been in and around the Justice Department all his life, was permitted to appoint fellow swamp creature

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Trump Goes After Rod Rosenstein

President Trump Friday seemed to suggest he is furious with Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed Robert Mueller to be special counsel. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” Trump tweeted. I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire

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Trump Denies Asking Comey to Shut Down Flynn Probe

President Trump said unequivocally today that he did not urge former FBI Director James Comey, in any way, to shut down the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Trump spoke in the East Room during a press conference with Colombian President Santos. From the White House transcript. Q  Thank you, Mr. President. In the light of a very busy news week, a lot

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Why, Exactly, Do We Need a Special Prosecutor?

I don’t get it. Somone nobody never heard of, as they say in Joisey, Rod Rosenstein, decided that what the Russia election influence case demands is an investigator who is now going to spend years poking around the Trump administration looking for wrongdoing and crippling, or at least harming, the ability of the White House to get anything done as everyone lawyers up and watches what

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Mueller Named Special Counsel to Probe Russian Influence in 2016 Election

Yes, good idea. Putting country above Party. Just like the Obama administration did during the Hillary Clinton email probe. Oh, wait a second, that actually didn’t happen. From the Department of Justice: Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein today announced the appointment of former Department of Justice official and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as Special Counsel to oversee the previously-confirmed FBI

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