Derek Reinbold  //  6/18/17  //  Topic Update


"Hope" is a sufficient basis for obstruction of justice, argue Daniel Epps and Leah Litman (in one Take Care post) and Ryan Hayward (in another).

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating possible obstruction of justice by President Trump (NPRThe HillWaPo).

The Senate Intelligence Committee has announced plans to investigate the circumstances of President Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey (ABA Journal).

Former FBI director James Comey’s Senate testimony is indicative of the need for strong whistleblower protections, argues Jason Zuckerman at ACS Blog.

In Vox, Dara Lind argues that the Trump administration’s relationship to Russian interference is still scandalous even if no clear evidence of collusion is found, because the administration has behaved unethically in attempting to prevent the truth of Russian interference from being discovered.  

President Trump will likely be impeached if Democrats win back the House of Representatives in 2018, writes Jonah Goldberg in National Review.


Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/21/18  //  Daily Update

The week began with Martin Luther King Jr. Day and ended with a government shutdown on the anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The White House struggles to quell questions about President Trump's mental fitness.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School