President Trump may think his former adviser is now in the clear, but his clemency can’t shield Stone from future prosecutions.
The legal reasoning may look like it turns on obscure technicalities, but the administration’s cases are falling apart because of something much more deeply wrong.
A president cannot just make Congress disappear when he wishes.
The president will likely lose his cases against The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN. But he may inflict extraordinary damage nevertheless.