Andrew Manuel Crespo (Harvard): Impeachment as Punishment. The right way to talk about impeaching Donald Trump. Don’t fall for the biggest misconception about Robert Mueller’s endgame. Trump can’t count on the Supreme Court to save him from Mueller. Trump’s D.C. hotel, a clubhouse for his fans, may also be a 5-star conflict of interest. Don Franzen interviews Erwin Chemerinsky on Trump and emoluments. William Ruckelshaus, acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and deputy attorney general in 1973, on how only one other president has ever acted this desperate.

Fund for Trump aides drawn into Russia investigation raises $200,000. The shadow rulers of the VA: How Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter and two other Mar-a-Lago cronies are secretly shaping the Trump administration’s veterans policies. “Trump appears to select for greed and dishonesty in his cronies”: The whole Republican Party seems to be going to jail now (and more). This is the way Paul Ryan’s speakership ends: The Republican leader is walking away — don’t ask him about Trump anymore. “Please stop calling House Republicans cowards. They are Trump’s willing and active partners”.

To Trump fans, #MAGA is more than a slogan — it’s an aesthetic. Trump has caused an identity crisis for American militias. Trump’s allies struggle to stop QAnon’s spread. Despite Trump’s rhetoric, his talking points rely heavily on fake news. Amusing ourselves to Trump: We are buried under ignorance disguised as information.

“There’s always a tweet” (and more).

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