Trump: a threat to the republic
But the obvious lesson eludes him, which is that offering the postscript of his personal impressions — however delicately phrased — was an improper arrogation of power. In fact, he should have stuck to investigation, announced his decision to not bring charges in which it turns out every member of the FBI on the case concurred , and left the stage. Even if this were so — and it is dubious — it is not the sort of calculation that the FBI is tasked with making.
A similar imperiousness informs a series of subtle and not-so-subtle digs at more or less the entire Department of Justice leadership during his time in office, including Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, Rod Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions, all of whom fail to measure up to his beau ideal of ethical leadership. So Comey is not the apotheosis of prosecutorial virtue.
He is not, for example, special counsel Robert S.
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Mueller III, and one is left to wonder how Mueller would have approached and handled the decisions Comey was faced with. In this, Comey is a careful and honest witness. He is rightly lionized for his courageous stance in favor of the rule of law when the George W.
John Ashcroft. Casting privatization as an existential constitutional threat, it underscores how the fusion of politics and profits commercializes government—and consolidates state power in ways both the framers and administrative lawyers endeavored to disaggregate.
It urges—and sketches the outlines of—a twenty-first-century bureaucratic renaissance. Core Values of American History.
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We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back. In , following a collision with a Chinese fighter, an American spy plane was forced to land in China where it and its crew were held for days. Trump promised during his campaign to get tough on China, and after the election he broke with nearly four decades of diplomatic precedent by taking a congratulatory phone call from the president of Taiwan.