by | Nov 29, 2019

Sunday night Judah Friedman, my genius pal, and I are driving back from Rancho Mirage to Beverly Hills. We’re digesting a fine meal of fettucine and maple sugar ravioli. I know it sounds strange, but when you add baby back…

by | Nov 22, 2019

The impeachment hearings buried the lede. The scandal involves Donald Trump not withholding aid to Ukraine but releasing it. Why does the United States give any money, let alone billions, to a kleptocracy? In a hearing hearing thousands of questions,…

by | Nov 14, 2019

Wednesday, seven weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the “official impeachment inquiry” into alleged misdeeds committed by President Trump, the Democrats leading that probe finally emerged from the bowels of the Capitol building to convene a hearing in the…

by | Nov 12, 2019

In his fine book Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide (2017), Harvard Law School Professor Cass R. Sunstein, a prominent Democrat who served in the Obama White House, stresses a key point about impeachment: grounds for impeachment should be neutral in the sense…

by | Nov 9, 2019

The Jewish holidays season recently has ended. It begins with Rosh Hashanah, which Jewish tradition sets as the New Year of all humanity … runs through the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the anniversary of G-d forgiving the sin…

by | Oct 29, 2019

Legats. That’s FBI shorthand for its agents who serve as legal attachés in U.S. embassies abroad. The first time I ever heard that term, I was an Organized Crime Strike Force lawyer in the middle of prosecuting a vicious Mafia…

by | Oct 24, 2019

Since late Tuesday the nation has been deafened by media outlets declaring that diplomat William Taylor provided “damning” congressional testimony involving President Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. The New York Times, for example, produced this breathless headline: “Donald Trump’s Quid Pro…

by | Oct 4, 2019

Draining a swamp comes with inherent risks: infectious diseases, rat bites, and, most common of all, the propensity to go Ben Gunn rank among the worst fates. But swamp creatures face troubles all their own by imagining the bog a…

by | Oct 2, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been busted for golfing with Devon Archer, a board member of Burisma Holdings, the corrupt Ukrainian energy company that also had Hunter Biden on its board. Fox’s Tucker Carlson has now exclusively surfaced a…

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