I’m amused by the Trumpists who are (ahem) trumpeting that convicting him of this will be a horrible precedent because no President would be able to do their job with that hanging over their head. On the other hand, I’m concerned, as Toles is, that not convicting him will only encourage similarly illegal behavior. Senators: It is a three part government. All three roles are given power because they are supposed to be checks on each other, so as to balance the behavior of the whole mix. Giving all the power to one element: Really really bad precedent.
April 12, 2017