Secret memo to Mueller actually reveals weakness of Trump’s position. Trump can’t be indicted — can he be subpoenaed? “The president as acting like a mob boss”: As Trump plays with his pardon power, the signal to allies and adversaries is clear. A president can’t obstruct justice? That’s not quite right, legal scholars say. Here’s what legal scholars say about Trump’s self-proclaimed “right” to pardon himself. Martin Longman on how the self-pardon isn’t the issue. Trump’s lawyers say he’s above the law — they clearly don’t understand it (and more). Donald Trump sounds just like the monarch the constitution was written to thwart. President Trump thinks he is a king. Presidents aren’t kings — someone should tell Trump’s legal team. Trump’s terrible legal team has really messed up now.

Trump has radically escalated his attacks on Mueller. Will Bunch on the week Trump went full dictator and no one tried to stop him. “As long as the president keeps sending over conservative judges for confirmation, the Constitution allows him to do anything he wants”.

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