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by | Jan 11, 2019

If members of the Mueller team had found the Holy Grail of impeachable material against Trump, they would have leaked it by now. Consequently, the media’s latest cries of “collusion” ring hollow. They are based not on a leak from…

by | Jan 11, 2019

If members of the Mueller team had found the Holy Grail of impeachable material against Trump, they would have leaked it by now. Consequently, the media’s latest cries of “collusion” ring hollow. They are based not on a leak from…

by | Dec 29, 2018

It is impossible to get all the 2018 memories into one article, even this double-sized (literally) long one, so this 2018 retrospective limits to one paragraph per topic and amplifies not in the text but by embedding hyperlinks to some forty or so of my TAS readers’ favorite articles…

by | Dec 12, 2018

Now that the Mueller and related New York State sentencing memos are in for Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort — and with rumors increasingly circulating that the Mueller Investigation that was supposed to look into collusion between the 2016 Trump…

by | Nov 29, 2018

One gets the distinct impression, thanks to the sudden outbreak of news emanating from the $30 million Robert Mueller special counsel investigation of the Trump-Russia hypothesis (we’re not sure what else to call it at this point; “scandal” doesn’t quite…

by | Nov 28, 2018

I have never met Paul Manafort, but I am told that we were undergraduates together at Georgetown in the 1960s. Recently one of his classmates related a story about Manafort’s tenure as the president of Georgetown’s Young Republicans. According to…

by | Aug 26, 2018

Washington “Double standard?” President Donald Trump guffawed after Fox News anchor Ainsley Earhardt asked whether federal law enforcement has a double standard for how it handles allegations of wrongdoing by Republicans and Democrats. Trump had a little list of big…

by | Aug 22, 2018

For all of the media’s oohing and ahhing over Robert Mueller’s legal victories on Tuesday, his impeachment case remains hopelessly threadbare. In terms of his Department of Justice mandate, he has made no progress whatsoever. He is presiding over a…

by | Aug 21, 2018

A jury found Paul Manafort guilty of eight charges related to tax and bank fraud. The jury could not reach a verdict on the other ten charges. Manafort’s lawyer noted after the decision that his client is “evaluating all of…

by | Aug 19, 2018

Washington Rick Gates is to political consultant Paul Manafort what Omarosa Manigault Newman is to President Donald Trump. Gates is the 46-year-old former right-hand man to Manafort, who, in exchange for a lesser sentence, testified against his former boss during…

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