President Donald Trump, and National Security Advisor Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster talk with service members at the White House, July 18, 2017. Photo credit: Shealah Craighead.
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The campaign to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller doesn’t stop there. President Trump and members of Congress are attacking the FBI and other institutions vital to trust in government. An FBI agent warns that intelligence sources won’t risk their lives by revealing what they know. A constitutional scholar says eroding public confidence threatens the rule of law. New Jersey’s former Republican Governor, Christine Todd Whitman, says it’s not “her party” after all. She is proposing traditional rules of political discourse and behavior to be written into law. Is a “constitutional crisis” in America’s future?
Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Law
Asha Rangappa, Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs (@AshaRangappa_)
Christine Todd Whitman, Former Governor of New Jersey, co-chair of National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy (@GovCTW)
Long before Trump was elected president his son-in-law Jared Kushner had ties to China. In his latest article the New Yorker’s Adam Entous explains how Kushner naively allowed himself to be manipulated by China’s ambassador to the US. What did he stand to gain?
Jared Kushner, speaks with Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. Photo credit: Navy PO2 Dominique A. Pineiro.
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