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Trump’s Legal Defense in the Mar-a-Lago Case Is Crumbling

Matt Ford The New Republic
The former president’s hoarding of classified documents is the least complicated of his scandals—and it’s also proving the hardest to dodge. If that were not enough, there is the Al Capone-like tax evasion.

Trump Went Judge Shopping and It Paid Off in Mar-a-Lago Case

Jose Pagliery The Daily Beast
In her decision Monday, Cannon managed to cite the lone independent “statement” in a recent Supreme Court opinion from Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who wrote that a former president like Trump does retain some executive privilege.

Liz Cheney’s Loss Is a Defeat for Conservatism

Timothy Noah The New Republic
In sending incumbent Liz Cheney to her premature retirement in Tuesday’s primary, Wyoming struck a blow against conservatism. Her defeat is the latest demonstration that Trumpism now eclipses conservatism as the reigning faith of the Republican party

The Myth of the Good Trump Official

Michelle Goldberg New York Times
A central theme of the Jan. 6 hearings has been Republican redemption. A parade of Republican witnesses has testified to being pushed beyond the limits of their loyalty to Donald Trump.

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