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DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz promises “aggressive” oversight of the Trump administration after the President’s shameful late-night firing of Michael Atkinson

In what Nancy Pelosi called a “shameful late-night firing,” Donald Trump sent a letter to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees this past Friday evening calling for the immediate dismissal of Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the Intelligence Community. [A 30-day waiting period is legally required when removing an inspector general from office, in […]

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What’s all this nonsense about CrowdStrike?

A friend wrote to me yesterday and asked it I could explain what Donald Trump is trying to get at when he invokes the name CrowdStrike. What follows, slightly edited, is my response to him. I thought that I’d share it here as well, as some of you, I suspect, may find yourselves in conversations […]

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The enduring beauty of the deep state… Marie Yovanovitch provides the best counterpoint to Trumpism to date

I had the good fortune to be on vacation this past Friday, so I was able to watch quite a bit of Marie Yovanovitch’s courageous testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in real-time. While there’s a great deal that I could say about the shameful behavior of Republicans on the committee and the response to […]

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Rocked by the Taylor testimony, Trump commands his loyalists in Congress to physically obstruct the House Intelligence Committee’s lawful impeachment inquiry

Yesterday, after Bill Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, gave closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, things began to take a noticeable turn in Washington. As word came out that Taylor had described in detail, under penalty of perjury, the President’s demand that Ukraine publicly announce a corruption investigation into Joe and Hunter […]

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Mueller on Trump’s willingness to accept the assistance of a hostile foreign power to win the White House: “I hope this is not the new normal, but I fear that it is.”

Splitting his time between the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee, Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent approximately seven hours on Capital Hill today, answering questions about his investigation into Russian interference in our 2016 election. And it went pretty much just like most folks thought that it would. The Republicans attempted at every […]

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