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Donald Trump

The Plot Against America

by Hamilton Fish | Dec 31, 2020 | Politics

“America’s national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration’s corrupt and immoral policies. . . . Whether it manifests itself in rising levels of rage and hatred, or hopelessness and apathy, the stress of living in a country we no longer recognize has affected […]

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Office of the Attorney General

Contributing to Barr’s Effort to Undermine Impeachment, US Attorney John Durham Violated DOJ Guidelines

by Murray Waas | Oct 28, 2020 | Legal Affairs, Politics

John Durham—the United States attorney tasked by Attorney General William Barr to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the origins of the Justice Department’s and FBI’s Russia inquiries—contributed to a September 2019 statement released by Barr and the Justice Department intended to undermine efforts to impeach President Trump. Durham approved portions of the statement describing his […]

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WIlliam Barr and President Trump

Under Pressure From Trump, Barr Misrepresented the DOJ Investigation of Ukraine, Misled Congress, and Enabled Trump to Evade Conviction

by Murray Waas | Oct 28, 2020 | Legal Affairs, Politics

In late September 2019, President Donald Trump called Attorney General William Barr, seeking a favor. Trump was at the time facing impeachment in the House of Representatives for pressuring the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to announce investigations that could be politically advantageous to the U.S. president. Trump pressed his attorney general to hold a […]

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Donald Trump and Amy Comey Barrett

Trump Broke the Supreme Court, Too

by Andrew Cohen | Oct 27, 2020 | Politics

Amy Coney Barrett’s arrival strips away even the pretense of neutrality or nonpartisanship. The U.S. Supreme Court loses something it can hardly get back now that Amy Coney Barrett has been foisted upon it by President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans. It loses even the patina of neutrality that Chief Justice John Roberts has tried […]

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Donald Trump

Democracy on the Brink: A Rogue President Exploits Racial Divisions and Redefines Executive Power

by Hamilton Fish | Oct 25, 2020 | Election 2020, Politics

People on both sides of this deeply divided country view this election as a fight for the soul of the nation, but any similarity between the opposing camps ends there. President Trump has openly adopted the trappings and the reality of the authoritarian leaders whose respect he covets. He has embraced white supremacists and sided […]

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