Mario Loyola, Abuse of Power Is a Dangerous Standard for Democrats to Play With

Mario Loyola Almost the minute after the White House released its 110-page brief for the Senate impeachment trial, careful observers noticed a contradiction between the White House counsel’s view and Attorney General William Barr’s. The White House brief argues that there can be no impeachable “abuse of power” without a violation of established law. Meanwhile, in a memorandum to senior Justice Department lawyers written while he was still a private citizen in 2018, Barr argued that abuse of power can indeed be impeachable even if there is no crime. As a purely legal matter,…

Tom Luongo, Epstein Arrest: Peak Swamp?

Tom Luongo “Bernie Birnbaum is a horse of a different color, ethics-wise that is…. … as in he ain’t got none!” — Johnny Caspar, “Miller’s Crossing” Serial pederast Jeffrey Epstein is going to be arrested again. The big questions are why?  And why now? I never doubted Donald Trump’s sincerity in wanting Hillary in jail.  But the reality is that Trump was not in any position to do so.  Until a few months ago. When Attorney General William Barr ended the Mueller investigation back in February that was a turning…