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Geoff Shepard
Geoff Shepard
Geoff Shepard came to D.C. as a White House Fellow right after graduation from Harvard Law School and spent five years on Nixon’s White House staff, including being deputy counsel on his Watergate defense team. See more on his website: www.geoffshepard.com.
by | Oct 19, 2019

This may seem to be a sexist column, but necessarily so. It’s my first essay without allusions to Watergate, which may come as a relief to some. It also contains a sports analogy. See what you think. My only sibling…

by | Oct 15, 2019

I cannot wait to learn more about the identity and motives of the secret whistleblower who figures so prominently in stories of Trump’s phone call with the newly elected Ukrainian president. The narrative that began a month ago, as an…

by | Oct 13, 2019

This is a wonderfully complicated legal essay, as “Things Nixon” can sometimes be — pretty much the epitome of what Professor Karl Llewellyn described in his classic 1930 lectures on the law and law school, titled The Bramble Bush. During…

by | Oct 9, 2019

In case you somehow missed it, the latest Trump outrage is the allegation that he pressured Ukraine’s newly elected president to launch an investigation of Joe Biden, under threat of cutting off American military aid. In what appears to be…

by | Sep 28, 2019

So, Nancy Pelosi got spooked by rumors about a suppressed whistleblower complaint and may have jumped the gun, announcing the beginning of an equally undefined impeachment investigation by six House committees. Talk about a shotgun response! The real issue, at…

by | Sep 21, 2019

House Judiciary Committee (HJC) Chairman Jerry Nadler is on a fool’s errand if he thinks he can uncover persuasive evidence of criminal conduct by Donald Trump — the high crimes and misdemeanor necessary for the president’s impeachment — when the…

by | Sep 13, 2019

Many remain worried about the reign of terror accompanying the Mueller team’s two-year, hugely politicized investigation of Donald Trump, particularly since it fits a pattern that began with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF) — and perhaps even before. It…

by | Sep 7, 2019

Pundits are all atwitter over Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on former FBI Director James Comey’s disgraceful conduct, which borders on criminality. While Comey is claiming vindication from the Department of Justice’s decision not to prosecute (at this point), the…

by | Aug 31, 2019

Special prosecutors are dangerous animals under any circumstances, but their handiwork uncovered this past week should shock everyone who believes in Equal Justice Under Law, the promise engraved in the West Pediment of the United States Supreme Court building in…

by | Aug 24, 2019

In his book Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General (2013), Bob Bork made the following observation: As I slowly realized, the unspoken rule was that Nixon was not to win any cases. That’s not…

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