Reading the Mueller Report, V: Links but no “coordination” – Musing about law, books, and politics

All those links—but no “coordination.” How can that be?  Mueller’s task was to determine whether there were “links and/or coordination” between the Trump Campaign and Russia. Mueller found links galore. But it turns out that finding “coordination” — or, to use the legal term, “conspiracy”— proved more difficult. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/reading-the-mueller-report-v-links-but-no-coordination/

Reading the Mueller Report, Part IV: The June 9, 2016 Trump Tower Meeting – Musing about law, books, and politics

Why weren’t crimes charged as a result of the June 9, 2016 Trump Tower Meeting?  We’ll begin with the “facts.” By “facts” I mean what the prosecutors have enough evidence to prove. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/reading-the-mueller-report-part-iv-2/

Reading the Mueller Report, Part III: Why More Crimes Weren’t Charged – Musing about law, books, and politics

Q: Why weren’t more crimes charged from the behavior described in Vol. I?  First reason: Special Counsel (SC) was not able to collect all the evidence for a variety of reasons (Mueller Report, page 10) — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/reading-the-mueller-report-part-iv/

Reading the Mueller Report Part II: Links Galore – Musing about law, books, and politics

While the Russian government was busy interfering in the presidential election in “sweeping and systematic fashion,” what were members of the Trump Campaign doing? They were busy establishing Russian links and contacts, eagerly anticipating profiting and benefiting from all that Russia love—and lying through their teeth about these links to the American people and investigators. […]

Reading the Mueller Report Part I: “A Sweeping and Systematic” Attack on America – Musing about law, books, and politics

The scope and scale of the Russian cyber attack on the U.S. was breath-taking and horrifying.  From Special Counsel: “The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion.” — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/reading-the-mueller-report-part-i/

Will We See the Full Mueller Report? – Musing about law, books, and politics

Yes, I do think we will see the full report. It may not happen as soon as people would like, but we will see it.  There are too many legal means available for securing the report, and too many people know the contents. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/will-we-see-the-full-mueller-report/

Constitutional Showdown on the Horizon – Musing about law, books, and politics

The constitutional issue is this: Who gets to decide whether a president is guilty? Congress, or the Attorney General appointed by the president? — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/constitutional-showdown-on-the-horizon/

Libertarians: Destroyers of Democracy – Musing about law, books, and politics

When asked why the libertarian party consisted largely of white men, Boaz said, “another way to put that would be well-educated people.”  Maybe that’s because of coverture laws and hundreds of years of a few white men grabbing everything? — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/libertarians-destroyers-of-democracy/

17 unanswered questions from the Mueller investigation – Musing about law, books, and politics

I’m sure I speak for many when I say I just want the whole truth. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/17-unanswered-questions-from-the-mueller-investigation/

A Tool Can’t Collude – Musing about law, books, and politics

The word “collusion” draws us away from what happened. Collusions involves two equals. There were not two equals. Trump was a tool and a tactic; the Russians had a strategy and plan. Snyder also credits Trump with (cleverly) framing the question in terms of collusion. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/a-tool-cant-collude/