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Saturday Night Massacre

  • Originally published 01/29/2018

    Out of Control

    Julian E. Zelizer

    Nixon’s excesses prompted Congress to reassert its own powers, but those changes eroded over time. Now, Trump is demonstrating anew all the dangers of unchecked executive authority.

  • Originally published 01/02/2018

    Donald Trump’s Watergate?

    William McGurn

    Robert Bork’s lessons from the Saturday Night Massacre take on new relevance.

  • Originally published 07/28/2017

    A ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ Veteran Offers Trump Some Advice

    William D. Ruckelshaus

    Mr. President, don’t worry whether you have the power to pardon yourself. But do consider the wisdom of firing the man charged by your own deputy attorney general with investigating Russian intervention into your election.