Another ”No”

The White House says yet another staffer can’t testify to Congress:

The White House has informed the House Oversight Committee that Stephen Miller will not testify before the panel about his role in President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policies, according to a letter obtained by CNN. In the Wednesday letter, White House counsel Pat Cipollone says….

CLICK HERE for the story on CNN.

War in Washington

NBC News analyzes the strange standoff between the President and Congress:

The release last week of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by Trump has unleashed the president’s fury — as evidenced by a steady stream of angry tweets and threats of retribution against adversaries real and perceived — and his willingness to thumb his front tooth at Congress. The result is an escalating assertion of the presidency as the dominant branch of government in a war over…

This is pretty strong stuff from a mainstream media outlet. CLICK HERE to read it.

What to do Next

Hillary Clinton has some thoughts. She has some institutional knowledge.

Our election was corrupted, our democracy assaulted, our sovereignty and security violated. This is the definitive conclusion of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report. It documents a serious crime against the American people. The debate about how to respond to…

She opines in The Washington Post. It’s interesting. CLICK HERE to read it.

Constitutional Menace

The Washington Post has a well-thought-out opinion piece outlining the case for calling President Trump a ”constitutional menace”.

President Trump has embarked on a strategy of stonewalling, defiance and constitutional nihilism. With stunts such as blocking former White House counsel Donald McGahn’s testimony, he has announced that Congress is not entitled to hear from witnesses relevant to the already substantial mound of evidence of obstruction of justice nor get tax returns that the law says “shall” be turned over to Congress. ”Defying congressional subpoenas as a strategy…

CLICK HERE to read the piece by Jennifer Rubin.

Running Out the Clock

It’s become apparent. This is the President’s strategy.

Facing a multi-front war in the post-Mueller world, President Trump is turning to litigation strategies that he long used in business — resist, delay and sue.  What they’re saying: “Trump can run out the clock by taking a hardline position,” a

Axios lays out the facts in THIS SHORT PIECE.