Roger Stone's Secret Messages with WikiLeaks

Private Twitter messages obtained by The Atlantic show that Stone and WikiLeaks, a radical-transparency group, communicated directly on October 13, 2016—and that WikiLeaks sought to keep its channel to Stone open after Trump won the election. The existence of the secret correspondence marks yet another strange twist in the White House’s rapidly swelling Russia scandal.

Collusion Happened

Trump aides colluded with foreign governments. There’s ample evidence on many fronts, from legal documents to reliable reporting. This doesn’t mean that a crime was committed, because, as Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and others have pointed out, collusion is not a crime per se. But it does mean that attempts to dismiss the Russia investigation as a witch hunt that lacks any evidence are not merely disingenuous—they’re simply wrong.

Trump Backs Russia on Election Interference Ahead of NATO Summit

Just weeks before his back-to-back summits with NATO members in Belgium and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, President Trump is legitimizing Russia’s claim that it did not interfere in the 2016 election, contradicting the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies.

A Supreme Court Case Could Liberate Trump to Pardon His Associates

The Utah lawmaker Orrin Hatch, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, filed a 44-page amicus brief earlier this month in Gamble v. United States,
a case that will consider whether the dual-sovereignty doctrine should
be put to rest. The 150-year-old exception to the Fifth Amendment’s
double-jeopardy clause allows state and federal courts to prosecute the
same person for the same criminal offense.

I Respected Scott Walker. Then I Worked for Him.

An ex Scott Walker cabinet member exposes how he governed, he explains that after Scott Walker won his recall election, Walker rarely attended Cabinet
meetings anymore, and radically reduced the number of one-on-ones with
Cabinet secretaries. He took more far-right positions, probably because
he thought they would play well with the Republican base. Funding for
public education and our University of Wisconsin system was cut
dramatically. Our infrastructure continued to deteriorate to the point
that we ranked 49th in the nation in the quality of our roads and
bridges.

Trump Moves to Deport Vietnam War Refugees

The White House again wants to expel certain groups of protected immigrants, a reversal after backing away from the policy months ago. In essence, the administration has now decided that Vietnamese
immigrants who arrived in the country before the establishment of
diplomatic ties between the United States and Vietnam are subject to
standard immigration law—meaning they are all eligible for deportation.

The Cost of the Evangelical Betrayal

The closest thing social conservatives and evangelical supporters of
President Donald Trump had to a conversation stopper, when pressed about
their support for a president who is so manifestly corrupt, cruel,
mendacious, and psychologically unwell, was a simple phrase: “But
Gorsuch.”