That's not to say a self-pardon ultimately would stand. But it would take a series of events to knock it down. A prosecutor first would have to indict Trump, notwithstanding the self-pardon. Then the issue would be litigated in the courts, likely up to the Supreme Court. Given the weight of the constitutional and historical authority (including the Justice Department opinion and the stated intent of the Framers), a self-pardon likely would not stand; but there's almost no downside to Trump in at least giving it a shot and seeing if it sticks. A meager shield is better than no shield at all, at least to somebody who cares more about self-protection than rule of law. … [Read more...] about Will Trump try to self-pardon?
Though Trump has tweeted little about racial justice and police brutality in recent days, he has repeatedly raged against Seattle, where activists (many of them anarchists) have set up shop in approximately six blocks that have been vacated by police. Those six blocks, called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), have dominated conservative media. On Monday, Fox News’s first “hot topic” tab was “Seattle.” “George Floyd” was only the second trending topic, despite inspiring the nationwide protests. Fox also issued an apology last week after it was found to have photoshopped a gunman into less threatening pictures of the CHAZ. (The outlet also used a picture of a fire in Minneapolis as the lead image of a story about the CHAZ, with the headline “Crazy Town”.) … [Read more...] about How Trump Tries to Tar Black Lives Matter Without Seeming Racist
Both Moore and 32 Advisors are up-front about the value he provides. For a firm with deep ties to national Democrats—and whose executives were banking on a Hillary Clinton win in November—Moore’s past role as a Trump campaign adviser, his direct input on the president’s campaign platform, his frequent cable news appearances, and his continued role at policy groups with the president’s ear provide marketable insight into the current administration. … [Read more...] about From Trump Economist to Partners With Obama’s Pal
“It’s our duty as conservatives to stand up and to fight for our rights and to fight for our nation and to fight for our guy,” Bishop said. “We’re going to win this election, we’re going to take back the House, we’re going to keep the Senate and we’re going to get four more years of the best presidency of my lifetime.” … [Read more...] about Arizona Trump Rally Focuses on Youth Vote
“Mr. Elias’s political inclinations and job prospects obviously have absolutely no bearing on whether the serious allegations that he is making about the attorney general are true,” he said, appearing to read from a written statement. … [Read more...] about GOP Lawmaker Forces DOJ Whistleblower To Admit He Sought Job With Democrats During Trump Impeachment