How An Executive Order Could Upend the Mueller Investigation

A little publicized Executive Order signed by Donald Trump almost a year ago may become his weapon of choice in thwarting the Trump-Putin investigation and the work of Special Counsel Bob Mueller.

Signed on 31 March 2016, Executive Order 13787 provides for a line of succession within the Justice Department.

The one-page document looks like an insignificant administrative process. It designates how officers – starting with the Attorney General through an Acting Attorney General – will be replaced, aka the order of succession. However, the section on Exceptions might raise eyebrows. Here, in innocuous detail is the following caveat: Continue reading “How An Executive Order Could Upend the Mueller Investigation”

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The Trump-GOP Divorce Is Nearly Final

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Mitch McConnell choked back tears after his last ACA repeal failed. It’s hard to know whether he mourned the defeat of his effort to delete Obama’s legacy or if he foresaw the coming divorce between his GOP and the White House. Continue reading “The Trump-GOP Divorce Is Nearly Final”