Trump to Congress: Its None of Your Business if I Break the Law

Donald Trump thinks Congress has as much clout as a potted plant. William Consovoy, According to Cosovoys Kafkaesque syllogism, Congress is barred from investigating the president because that is a proper function of law enforcement, not Congress, and in turn, law enforcement may not investigate President Trump because he is immune from prosecution. Confused? Thats the point. Its a theory After the court hearing, our constitutional democracy stands at the precipice of being transformed into an updated version of ancient Rome, helmed by a leader who demands unaccountability for himself and tribute from the rest of us. As for Congress in this script, think part rubber stamp, part tax collector, and part tourist attraction. Who cares if the Constitution gives …

Venezuela: When a Coup Is Not a Coup, What the Hell Do You Do?

John Bolton is right. Whatever it was that self-declared Venezuelan President Juan Guaid announced on Tuesday morning in Caracas, it was not a coup. But it there werent enough. To keep up the pressure on Maduro and his military and security forces, From now on every day we are going to have protests, he declared, until we reach our objective. He called for nationwide strikes. Meanwhile a woman was killed and some 40 people were injured in clashes. Such competing marches, sooner or later, lead to carnage, as Venezuelans know after years protesting massively and clashing violently with Maduros brutal security forces. Video Tuesday of reported in the past. And President Trump keeps saying thats still a possibility. But declarations …