WASHINGTON -- There are two ways to interpret the reports that President Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June and backed down only after his White House counsel threatened to resign.
The first is with guarded optimism: The episode shows that, although Trump is mercurial and blustery, his worst instincts can be ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- This is not the country I live in.
In my country -- in our country -- the ruler does not call in the head of the state police and demand proof of loyalty. That is because in our country the ruler is an elected, term-limited official, and the state police is, or is supposed to be, an independent, professionalized entity.
Indeed, ...Read more