The current laws and norms are badly in need of reform.
No legal doctrine should shield anyone—including Donald Trump, if reelected—from prosecution for criminal wrongdoing.
Without the formal adoption of ethical standards, the Court may begin to seem more like a political body than a guardian of the rule of law.
During the process of impeachment, Pat Cipollone often appeared to be functioning as a member of the president’s political team.
The inspector general’s report identified real weaknesses, particularly with the policies and procedures that govern investigations of political campaigns.
Robert Mueller and James Comey went about their job in fundamentally different ways. Neither fared well.
Almost 50 years after Watergate, it’s still exceedingly difficult to hold a president accountable.
The president’s former lawyer called him “a con man” and “a racist.” As Obama’s White House counsel, I had to deal with the consequences.
The National Enquirer pushed the limits of journalistic norms—and in the process called into question the legal protections enjoyed by the media.
A fixation on doing whatever it takes to prevail is the luxury of criminal lawyers who do not represent a president.
It’s not just the likelihood that he will lose in court—it’s how he will lose that matters.
The president’s former lawyer didn’t stand to gain from giving false testimony.
The president’s false claims are undermining trust in the entire electoral process—and could be turning away discouraged voters.
The relevant law is favorable to candidates. But it appears Trump still managed to violate it.
Will Trump’s statements on Russia come back to haunt him?
The Kavanaugh-Ford hearing will be remembered for the virtually complete breakdown of competent, credible inquiry. Something needs to change.
The Senate is abdicating its responsibilities, and the norms meant to undergird a Supreme Court appointment are falling apart.
As new allegations have surfaced, the White House has continued to refuse an independent investigation.
The president can keep crying “witch hunt,” but it won’t stop the evidence against him from mounting.
Some of the acts documented by the Cohen tape may prove difficult to prosecute—but in other crucial ways, it’s devastating for the president’s defense.