Trump

Former FBI director James Comey released an explosive statement on his contacts with President Donald Trump a day ahead of his testimony to Congress

Comey Surrenders to House Republicans, Calls It ‘Striking a Deal’

Former FBI Director James Comey surrendered his attempts to block a subpoena to testify under oath before the U.S. House, shortly after it became likely that a federal judge was going to humiliate him by rejecting his “brazen demand,” because Supreme Court precedent makes clear that federal courts lack the authority to block such a subpoena from Congress.

climate-change-protest-joke-getty

Delingpole: The National Climate Assessment Is a National Joke

The National Climate Assessment has been out nearly a week and the verdict is in: everyone, but everyone – apart from the Obama holdovers who wrote it and the gullible reporters at CNN, the New York Times and CBS who bigged it up – has recognised it for what it is. A joke.

Jim Acosta, Donald Trump

Klukowski: DOJ Should Appeal Court’s Reinstating CNN Acosta’s Credentials

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration in Washington, DC, on Friday to restore the White House press credentials of CNN’s Jim Acosta. But the appellate precedent underlying that order is wrong, so the Justice Department should continue appealing it all the way to the Supreme Court, where the case should be dismissed under the political-question doctrine.

As President Donald Trump points to CNN's Jim Acosta, a White House aide takes the microphone from him during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington.

Klukowski: Donald Trump Will Win CNN Lawsuit; Constitution on His Side

President Donald Trump will win the lawsuit that CNN filed against him on Tuesday after the White House revoked Jim Acosta’s press pass, both because the Constitution does not allow a federal court to issue this kind of order to the White House and because the First Amendment does not protect what Acosta did.

Donald Trump, Matthew Whitaker

Klukowski: The Legal Case for Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment as Acting Attorney General

It is hard to see how arguments that President Trump cannot appoint Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, because even temporary top positions must be Senate-confirmed, could be correct. Otherwise the Constitution could deprive the nation of a functioning government every time a new party wins the presidency while the opposition party holds the Senate.

DACA deadline for US immigrants arrives with less urgency

Trump-Sessions Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Decide DACA Now

U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to immediately review the legality of the Trump administration’s ending the DACA amnesty program, bypassing the Ninth Circuit appeals court and ending the six-year legal saga by next summer.