Accountants spurred Al Capone’s downfall and the Watergate scandal was revealed when reporters ‘followed the money.’ Will they also bring down Donald Trump?
Congress has the power to make sure government serves the public interest. Conducting investigations is one way lawmakers do that.
Do US attorneys general act in the public’s interest, or the interest of the president who appointed them?
Cohen’s sudden and stark transformation from ‘blind loyalty’ to utter betrayal says a lot about broader changes in how Americans view their employers.
While Trump may be an extreme example, much of the conduct Cohen highlighted reflects attitudes and actions commonplace among public companies.
Michael Cohen wants you to know that throwing your kid a ball doesn’t make you a Red Sox pitcher. So he told lies, he says, but that doesn’t make him a liar. A rhetoric scholar dissects his argument.
Michael Cohen will soon testify before Congress about his work for Donald Trump. But the hearing’s subject goes far beyond the committee’s jurisdiction, which is government operations and activities.
The investigations into the financial dealings of Donald Trump and his associates join a growing body of evidence pointing to lax enforcement of certain high-level financial crime.
U.S. President Trump’s former attorney revealed some ugly racist things his client has said. One of them - once again - speaks of “shit-hole” countries. We need to counter this false idea.
Congress is supposed to be a check on presidential power, but party politics has muted Republican criticism of Trump. Restoring balance means making a radical change.
Trump’s surrogates have deployed tried and true rhetorical techniques to defend the president.
Trump’s former personal lawyer broke two laws that control political spending, both passed after major election scandals. President Roosevelt survived his campaign’s misdeeds. Nixon did not.
The legal travails of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen bring the Mueller investigation into the White House.
The president’s tweets aside, the law provides strong protections to lawyers to ensure they can keep their clients’ secrets safe.