Reading: Republican rush to defend Trump reveals a party in thrall to its leader

Source Arguments get buried. They need to be brought to light. Trump, Republican politicians insisted, embodies everyone who once voted for him, while the Democratic House majority – installed just one year ago in an election with record turnout – stood for no one, or at best for a disembodied elite, or politically irrelevant classes… Continue reading Reading: Republican rush to defend Trump reveals a party in thrall to its leader

Reading: Forget Trump’s “Meltdown”—Follow the Testimony

Source Early – and very clear – statement of Trump’s scheme. We need the clear statements to unmuddy the waters. Trump himself, in other words, was putting together a rogue foreign-policy team, run by Giuliani, the President’s private attorney, that would go outside normal N.S.C. and State Department channels to pressure Ukraine. The effort would… Continue reading Reading: Forget Trump’s “Meltdown”—Follow the Testimony