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.
Trump’s attacks on law-enforcement agencies were followed by an unusual statement from the bureau, and a series of damaging leaks.
Hidden beneath a fairly standard speech Tuesday was a dark vision, unusual for a State of the Union but in keeping with the president’s worldview.
A long, surprisingly standard speech ignored the tumultuous lived reality of American politics over the past year—and the likely reality in the year to come.
Trump again provokes a sudden crisis that crystallizes a lengthy erosion of confidence.
The Trump-detested deputy director of the FBI is leaving his post earlier than expected, but there’s no clear explanation for why.
In a more rational world, the fact that Trump’s Justice Department sought to surveil the former Trump aide would undermine his claim to political persecution.
This week a detective gave stunning testimony about abuses by the city’s gun-trace task force and an officer was charged with fabricating evidence.