Precisely because there is so little time left in his term, impeachment is the only thing that can achieve what our criminal laws cannot.
Asha Rangappa is a Senior Lecturer at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She is a former FBI Special Agent and a legal and national security analyst for CNN.
To understand why Manafort’s silence was so critical for Trump, it is helpful to remember Manafort’s background and activities during his short-lived role in the Trump campaign.
The special counsel regulations don’t contemplate investigating a potentially corrupt AG—because a corrupt AG would never invoke the regulations to investigate himself.
A New York judge just allowed a 2018 lawsuit to proceed. The big Trump fear: the discovery process. Because that’s when the public discovers stuff.
Whatever Obamagate is, Barr can’t probe it by his own standards, which hold that a president is the law and can do practically anything.