Reading Barr’s Summary of Mueller’s Report – Musing about law, books, and politics

Barr’s summary and conclusion do not preclude Congress from stepping in, demanding to see the evidence, and reaching a different conclusion.  That’s why we have more than one branch of government. It keeps the executive branch from exonerating the head of the executive branch. — Read on

What is our best outcome, and how do we get there? – Musing about law, books, and politics

 Social scientists tell us that about 1/3 of the population will never feel comfortable in a liberal democracy Which brings me to the second problem: Dealing with that 1/3 so that this doesn’t happen again. — Read on

Lindsey Graham’s Absurd Argument – Musing about law, books, and politics

If Trump thought he could get away with shooting a person on Fifth Avenue, silly for Graham to suggest that he wouldn’t have written a check if he knew it was illegal. The chilling part is this: Graham knows it’s absurd. — Read on

GOP, Putin, and Cynicism – Musing about law, books, and politics

Absorbing Michael Cohen’s hearing yesterday and reading MAGA commentary, I’m struck by the deep and destructive levels of cynicism in the GOP and America’s far right wing.  GOP cynicism, it seems to me, explains much of what we are seeing. — Read on

Looking for “Collusion” in all the Wrong Places – Musing about law, books, and politics

19/ The inquiry should be about how the Trump-Fox-GOP is partnering with Russia to undermine our democratic institutions and create a Russian style oligarchy in the U.S.  Evidence of this is in the sentencing memo, in the nature of Manafort’s crimes and his foreign allegiances. 20/ When you add the Trump Org to the mix, […]

Roger Stone, Russian Hackers, and the Rule of Law – Musing about law, books, and politics

So Roger Stone had a bit of a tantrum yesterday. He’s angry because he was assigned to a judge he doesn’t want. What’s really happening is that Rule of Law is colliding with Cult of Leadership. — Read on