Whatever their reasons, both presidents have argued against overemphasizing the effects of election interference—and they might both have a point.
The president tried to distance himself from the story of Russian interference—and in the process, thrust himself right back into the center of the narrative.
The shrugs that have met credible recent allegations of affairs by Donald Trump force a reconsideration of the post-Bill Clinton narrative about voter morality and politicians’ sense of shame.
The special counsel detailed how a Russian effort to widen divisions in American society launched in 2014 morphed into active support for the candidacy of Donald Trump.
The president called for increased vigilance on Thursday, but even when authorities know about troubled individuals that often isn’t enough to prevent massacres.
Three theories as to why the poll numbers are improving for the president and his party.
Even when the FBI recommends against granting a clearance, there’s nothing to prevent a president from simply overriding the system.
Officers involved in fatal incidents keep getting acquitted, but a team of Baltimore cops who stole from suspects and taxpayers alike during a years-long criminal spree are facing serious jail time.
The fumbling of domestic-violence accusations against Rob Porter is a story about the administration’s inability to tell the truth, not its disorganization.
The Rob Porter debacle revealed all the White House’s persistent weaknesses—from inexperienced staff to inexcusable decisions.
Trying to clean up the Rob Porter mess, a spokesman says the administration could have reacted better, but can’t explain how—or what led to the staff secretary’s departure.
The bureau is an inherently political player, but as its history and texts between two employees show, its allegiance is not to Democrats or Republicans—but to itself.
The White House chief of staff is facing new scrutiny for his defense of a staffer who has resigned following accusations of physical abuse from two ex-wives.
Some of the president’s advisers want him to answer questions in writing, like Ronald Reagan did during Iran-Contra—but don’t count on the special counsel agreeing to it.
Even if the president is semi-joking, that doesn’t make his accusations against Democrats and an FBI agent any less dangerous.
The president’s praise for the chair of the House Intelligence Committee makes the congressman something of an outlier in Trump’s pantheon.
Three familiar bogeymen have emerged: Amtrak, crumbling infrastructure, and the lack of Positive Train Control.
Assuming the Russia scandal will follow the same arc as Watergate ignores the dismissals that have already happened, and the way the president is eroding Justice Department independence instead of firing people.
The controversial document raises some interesting questions—but also undermines the political argument it was intended to buttress.
The Nunes memo is the latest thing that Trump and his allies see as a silver bullet that will clear up his political and legal problems. Don’t hold your breath.