The first clause of Section 2 of Article II of the United States Constitution concludes with the following words: “… he [the president] shall have powers to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.” Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich wrote a piece entitled If Impeached by the House, Trump is Literally Unpardonable for Newsweek on December 2nd. Juxtapose those and you have the basis of a very interesting article. Let’s explore. Continue reading If Reich Is Correct
Especially this time of the year, I budget space for specific articles. I had budgeted today’s space for an article on Donald Trump’s promised December 15th press conference, (I guess they are no longer “press availabilities”), on how he was going to resolve his business conflicts of interest. Monday night he sent out a tweet (what else) saying that it was cancelled. No reschedule date was set. His transition team said that Trump was so busy concentrating on filling out his Cabinet that he hadn’t had the time to finalize the arrangements of his business affairs. Let’s explore. Continue reading Boy, Was I Stupid!
The use of Don is not a familiar version of Donald; it is a direct implication that Donald Trump is acting like The Godfather character Don Corleone. As the almost daily revelations of the way he handles his business affairs are coupled with hindsight and many of his actions it increasing looks like the Trump organization operates like a criminal enterprise. Continue reading Don Trump