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  1. No, Trump can’t pardon himself. The Constitution tells us so
    Laurence H. Tribe, Richard Painter and Norman Eisen write: Can a president pardon himself? Four days before Richard Nixon resigned, his own Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel opined no, citing “the fundamental rule that no one may be a judge in his own case.” We agree. The Justice Department was right that guidance could […]
  2. Anthony Scaramucci loved Hillary, gave to Obama, and deleted anti-Trump tweets
    The Daily Beast reports: Anthony Scaramucci deleted tweets in which he previously criticized Donald Trump hours after accepting his new job as White House communications director on Friday. Scaramucci also previously expressed support for his boss’s old rivals, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama—even donating money to their campaigns. In December 2011, Scaramucci referred to the […]
  3. Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show
    The Washington Post reports: Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and former U.S. officials. Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s accounts of two conversations […]
  4. Congress likely to tie Trump’s hands on Russia sanctions
    Politico reports: A White House effort to secure changes to a Russia sanctions bill constraining President Donald Trump appears likely to fall short, in a major rebuff by the GOP-led Congress to the leader of its own party. Senior Republican lawmakers and aides gave their clearest comments yet Thursday that the bill would ultimately move […]
  5. Putin’s hackers now under attack — from Microsoft
    The Daily Beast reports: A new offensive by Microsoft has been making inroads against the Russian government hackers behind last year’s election meddling, identifying over 120 new targets of the Kremlin’s cyber spying, and control-alt-deleting segments of Putin’s hacking apparatus. How are they doing it? It turns out Microsoft has something even more formidable than […]
  6. Trump in Paris — biggest celebration ever?
    On MSNBC this morning, the New York Times’ Michael Schmidt described Trump as often being “hard to follow” during their White House interview on Wednesday. As a reporter, Schmidt might feel obliged to maintain a facade of neutrality — as though he has no opinion about the state of this president’s mental health. And yet, […]
  7. Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary
    The New York Times reports: Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday after denouncing chaos in the West Wing and telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. After offering Mr. Scaramucci the communications job Friday morning, Mr. Trump asked Mr. […]
  8. Steve Bannon’s disappearing act
    Politico reports: Steve Bannon has largely disappeared from the White House’s most sensitive policy debates — a dramatic about-face for an operative once characterized as the most powerful man in Washington. Bannon, chastened by internal rivalries and by President Donald Trump’s growing suspicion that he is looking out for his own interests, is in a […]
  9. Syrian rebels feel betrayed by U.S. decision to end CIA support: ‘It will weaken America’s influence.’
    The Washington Post reports: Syrian rebel commanders said Thursday that they were disappointed in the Trump administration’s decision to end a covert CIA weapons and training program for opposition fighters, an initiative that began under President Barack Obama but fizzled out amid battlefield losses and concerns about extremism within rebel ranks. “We definitely feel betrayed,” […]
  10. Music: Takuya Kuroda — ‘Zigzagger (Rework ft. Cero)’
     
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