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John Dowd, Trump's lawyer, demands an end to the Mueller investigation. (CNNPolitics)

Editorial, March 18, 2018: Trump Sets the Stage for Firing Mueller

Until now, Trump has publicly insisted that he was cooperating fully with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections and related matters.  One issue has been whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians.  Yesterday Trump tweeted that “The Mueller probe should never have

McCabe fired. (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)

The Review, March 17, 2018: Russia, Russia and Russia; In Like a Lamb; McCabe Fired Prior to Pension

On Monday, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee ended its investigation of Russian interference into the 2016 election over the objections of Committee Democrats.  The Republicans said there was no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia – and rejected an official U.S. intelligence-community determination that Russian President Vladimir Putin

Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong Un (

Editorial, March 10, 2018: Danger with Trump and North Korea.

Given Trump’s bellicosity towards North Korea, his proposed talks with its leader, Kim Jung Un, provide at least some temporary reassurance.  Talking generally is better than war.  Still, Trump’s proposal, which surprised even the South Koreans, has a good chance of turning out badly. Summit meetings between countries’ leaders are

South Korean soldier walks past a television screen in Seoul. (Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images)

The Review, March 10, 2018: Back Channel With Russia, Tariff War on Allies, Meeting With North Korea

It was just another week of expanded Russia investigations, Presidential action to damage the U.S. economy and botched Trump diplomacy.  We learned that George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman, testified before Mueller’s grand jury.   In January 2017, before Trump took office, Nader helped organize and attended a meeting in the Seychelles

Trump and the mansion he sold to a Russian oligarch. (Jeffrey Langlois -- Palm Beach Daily News)

Editorial, March 4, 2018: Trump Lashes Out

Trump has never believed that the law applies to him. There is increasing evidence that, prior to his presidency, Trump was engaged in money laundering.  During testimony in November to the House Intelligence Committee, Glenn Simpson, founder of GPS Fusion, the firm that commissioned the Steele Dossier, provided testimony indicating

Trump announces tariffs (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

The Review, March 3, 2018: White House Takes Numerous Hits; Trump Becomes Unglued, Announces Major Tariffs

It was a wild week, ending with concerns that Trump is becoming “unglued”. A week ago, in response to the Devin Nunes memo, Democrats released their counter memo disproving claims that a FISA search warrant was improperly obtained against Trump campaign aide Carter Page. On Wednesday Trump lashed out at

Trump and Putin (Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images)

Editorial, Feb. 24, 2018: Trump Refuses to Protect U.S. Elections from Russian Interference

As with all U.S. presidents, Trump took an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The Preamble to the Constitution states that its purpose is to “form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare,

Trump with his cheat sheet for his conversation with massacre survivors (Carolyn Kaster, AP)

The Review, Feb. 24, 2018: Kushner Failing Security Clearance; Arming Teachers Futile; Attorney and Rick Gates Plead Guilty

In a touch of good news, there is another chance for the Dreamers not to be deported. Congress has an omnibus spending bill that must pass by March 23. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Democrats and pro-immigration-reform Republicans will attach relief for Dreamers to the bill. It’s too early for a

Rod Rosenstein Announces the Indictments of Russians Over the 2016 Election (Getty Images)

The Review, Feb. 17, 2018: Trump Kills Dreamer Bill; Trump Blames Mental Illness Not Lax Gun Control; Mueller Indicts Russians for 2016 Election Interference

Democrats won yet another special election this week in a district that had voted for Trump. Democrat Margaret Good won by seven points over Republican James Buchanan in a Florida district that voted for Trump by more than a four-point margin. This is the 36th time since the 2016 election