Report: White House Investigating Mueller

donald_trump_president-elect_portrait_cropped440px-Director_Robert_S._Mueller-_III-1The media is reporting that President Donald Trump’s legal team is investigating possible conflicts of interest  by former FBI Director Robert Mueller.  Today I ran a column in USA Today on those conflicts of not just Mueller but Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. I have great respect for Mueller but I believe it was a mistake of Rosenstein to select him given his history with Comey and his reported interview with Trump for Comey’s job.  Nevertheless, as I have stated since this story broke this morning, I am very concerned with any concerted effort to investigate the investigators.  Such an approach is less evidence of a strategy as a spasm.  Clearly, defense counsel has a right — if not an obligation — to raise any known conflicts of interest with the Justice Department.  Yet, such investigations can easily get out of hand and can trip legal wires if aides are too aggressive in investigating the investigators.

 

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Roper’s Resolve: Critics Seek Dangerous Extensions Of Treason and Other Crimes To Prosecute The Trumps

A_Man_for_All_Seasons_(1966_movie_poster)Below is my column in the Hill newspaper on how critics of Donald Trump have been calling for radical extensions or interpretations of criminal provisions against core figures. The implications for such interpretations of crimes like treason need to be considered by critics.

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Trump: I Would Not Have Appointed Sessions If I Knew He Would Recuse Himself From Russian Investigation

donald_trump_president-elect_portrait_croppedjeff_sessions_official_portraitPresident Donald Trump gave a bombshell interview with the New York Times on Wednesday in which he said that he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russian investigation.  It was a highly disturbing interview since Sessions recused on the advice of ethics experts at the Justice Department and the overwhelming view of the bar.

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WASHINGTON ROCKED BY ALLEGED COVER UP WITHIN FOX NEWS

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Washington was rocked last night by another scandal with allegations of collusion and a true cover up.  As you can see in the above screenshot, I appeared on Fox News but my suit jacket did not.  The reason, dear readers, was that my jacket was lifted from the green room at Fox News shortly before I went on with Martha McCallum.  The culprit left a very small blue jacket in its place.  With minutes to go live, I had to choose between looking casual in shirt sleeves and looking fat in an undersized jacket.  Vanity won out over propriety.  But there remained growing questions of who knew about the jacket switch and when did they know it.  The culprit left the studio literally cloaked in the cover up that was once my jacket.

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Saudi Police Hunt Down Dangerous Woman Who Launched An Attack On Historic Fort In Miniskirt [UPDATED]

_96977823_mediaitem96971517The Saudi Kingdom is still leading the boycott of Qatar over its support for extremist Islamic groups.  However, the Kingdom has not stopped pursuing threats at home with an attack launched against a historic fort.  Saudi police are searching for this woman who has shocked the Kingdom by posting images of herself wearing a miniskirt in public. That’s right, the police are pursuing the case brought to them by the infamous Saudi morality police to bring the woman to justice. UPDATE: The Saudis have now arrested the woman in the miniskirt in the latest madness of Saudi extremist values.  

 

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