The death of the Robert Mueller myth and the liberal ‘field of dreams'
by James Sleeper
Those who longed for a quick, dramatic Trump takedown have seen their hopes crushed. Time to face the truth.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
The president who fired a special prosecutor — in 1875
The president was Ulysses S. Grant.
National Archives releases draft indictment of Richard Nixon amid Mueller probe
The documents, known as the Watergate Road Map, as released Wednesday contained redactions and never-before-seen remnants of the investigation into Nixon.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Why Caesar crossed the Rubican is newly relevant
by Cavan W. Concannon
He made the drastic decision because he feared when his term of office was up he’d lose immunity and could be prosecuted for his crimes.
Legal Experts Urge Release of Watergate Report to Offer Mueller a Road Map
The analysts are seeking to draw attention to the option of sending a grand jury report to Congress, which they called “a key precedent.”
SOURCE: Time Magazine
The White House's Top Lawyer Met With Robert Mueller's Team
Here's what his predecessors think.
When the President Testified: People in the Room Recall Clinton’s 1998 Interrogation
The date was Aug. 17, 1998. President Bill Clinton testified before a grand jury. Twenty years later, people in the room and those waiting nearby share their memories.
Medieval History Scholar Takes Central Role in Trump’s Legal Team
His name is Andrew Ekonomou and he holds a PhD in medieval history from Emory.
Rick Perlstein joins US Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in calling on top DOJ officials to sign a pledge not to interfere with the special counsel
by Richard Blumenthal and Rick Perlstein
"We expect that those charged with the solemn responsibility of protecting the integrity of American institutions will pledge publicly that the investigation can proceed without interference.”
UPDATED Mueller Investigation: What Historians Are Saying
Historians' reactions to Mueller's public statement and findings.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Out of Control
by 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.
Donald Trump’s Watergate?
by William McGurn
Robert Bork’s lessons from the Saturday Night Massacre take on new relevance.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
Lessons from an Unseemly Presidential Transition—From Hoover to F.D.R.
by Amy Davidson Sorkin
Hoover and FDR didn't tweet, but they did trade telegrams. Their exchange during the transition shows how power is exercised.
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