Memo to Independent Counsel Starr: President Can Be Indicted
donald trump / Impeachment / Trump Administration

Memo to Independent Counsel Starr: President Can Be Indicted

A memorandum prepared for Whitewater Independent Counsel Ken Starr by then-University of Illinois Law Professor Ronald D. Rotunda asserting that a sitting President may be impeached has surfaced.  Rotunda, now the Doy and Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at Chapman University, had also served as assistant majority counsel for the Watergate Committee Rotunda’s … Continue reading

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King
donald trump / Environment / Health Care Reform / Immigration / Net Neutrality / Trump Administration

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King Trump Chooses Ideology over Jobs July 16, 2017 President Trump is currently proposing major changes to three industries that account for approximately one-third of the U.S. economy – health care, energy and the internet. In each case, the decisions are primarily ideologically based, providing red meat … Continue reading

Dems File Impeachment Resolution on Trump
donald trump / Impeachment / Trump Administration

Dems File Impeachment Resolution on Trump

California Congressman Brad Sherman has filed an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump.  H. Res 438 asserts one article of impeachment only – for obstruction of justice.  The resolution is co-sponsored by Al Green (D-TX). Sherman explained: As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional Articles of Impeachment may emerge.  However, as to Obstruction … Continue reading

Trump’s Wilsonian Presidency
Climate Change / Cuba / Muslim Travel Ban / Trade / Trump Administration

Trump’s Wilsonian Presidency

From Code 45 Trump’s Wilsonian Presidency It is hard to find comparison’s in American history for the first 147-days of the Trump Presidency.  It is, however, decidedly Wilsonian.  Woodrow Wilson, the former Princeton University President and great internationalist, you ask?  No – George Wilson, the grumpy neighbor from Dennis the Menace. Trump’s signature policies to … Continue reading

Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets
Climate Change / donald trump / Trump Administration / Uncategorized

Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets

Reposted from Code45 Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets   #1 – CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL The Weather Channel's response to Trump's Paris pullout was potent and perfect. https://t.co/nm3chKi5Yc pic.twitter.com/5u7P1orxMH — Slate (@Slate) June 1, 2017 #2 – IT IS NOT JUST AN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE, IT IS A HEALTH CRISIS Lancet Countdown's … Continue reading

Study in Contrast:  Trudeau v Trump on Ramadan
Canada / donald trump / Islamaphobia / Trump Administration

Study in Contrast: Trudeau v Trump on Ramadan

In comparing Canada and the United States in their statements on Ramadan, you will see that one country is led by a bright, articulate leader and the other nation is led by Donald Trump.  Trudeau’s statement is sincere, respectful and inclusive, while Trump spends approximately half the message on terrorism. Trump equates Islam with terrorism.   … Continue reading

Choosing the Republic Over the Republican Party: A Challenge to Rep. Katko and Sen. Toomey
Congressional Republicans / Ethics / Friends Running for Congress / Republican Congress / Russia / Trump Administration / Voting Rights Act

Choosing the Republic Over the Republican Party: A Challenge to Rep. Katko and Sen. Toomey

Choosing the Republic Over the Republican Party: A Challenge to Rep. Katko and Sen. Toomey While I am a lifelong Democrat, I consider myself fortunate to know two Republican members of Congress. I was a high school classmate of Senator Pat Toomey and shared a secretary with Congressman John Katko when we were young lawyers … Continue reading

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP
Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP Originally Published on Code45.us. This evening the United States Senate found Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren out of order for reading a letter from Coretta Scott King submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee with regard to Jeff Session’s 1986 nomination to serve as a federal judge in Alabama. … Continue reading

Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC
donald trump / Hate Speech / Trump Administration / Uncategorized

Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC

On February 2, Reuters reported that the Trump Administration was changing  the Department of Homeland Security’s program “Countering Violent Extremism”.  The program would now focus exclusively on “radical Islamic extremism” and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States. The timing of … Continue reading

Launch of Code 45
Code 45 / Trump Administration

Launch of Code 45

Today I launched Code 45, a new blog devoted to providing background information on important issues related to the Trump Administration.  Many of the posts I will reblog on this page as well, but wanted to have a repository of research and commentary that others could draw from. Our first posts examine the Alt-Right Connections … Continue reading

TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER
donald trump / Immigration / Trump Administration / Uncategorized

TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER

  TRUMP’S SHAMEFUL EXECUTIVE ORDER     WASHINGTON LETTER TO TOURO SYNAGOGUE ORDER BARS LEGAL RESIDENTS Breaking: Trump exec order so broad it could bar 500k *legal residents* from travelinghttps://t.co/2b1yoVuEKQ pic.twitter.com/Fk9LJ5hE7h — ProPublica (@ProPublica) January 28, 2017   EXCLUDES COUNTRIES TRUMP DOES BUSINESS WITH This #MuslimBan is not about security. It's about racism and bigotry.And … Continue reading

Ordinary Heroes: OGE Director Rebukes Trump’s on Conflict of Interest Plan
donald trump / Ethics / Trump Administration

Ordinary Heroes: OGE Director Rebukes Trump’s on Conflict of Interest Plan

Remarks of Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics, as prepared for delivery at 4:00 p.m. on January 11, 2017, at the Brookings Institution I wish circumstances were different and I didn’t feel the need to make public remarks today. You don’t hear about ethics when things are going well. You’ve been … Continue reading

The GOP’s History of Presidential Election Skulduggery
donald trump / Russia / Trump Administration

The GOP’s History of Presidential Election Skulduggery

The GOP’s History of Presidential Election Skulduggery January 11, 2017 The latest reports suggesting that the Trump campaign may have conspired with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election may be shocking, but this is nothing new. The reality is that the Republican Party has a nearly 50-year history of skulduggery in … Continue reading