Political parties protect themselves rather than voters in refusing to be bound by privacy laws.
Investigations often damage the president's approval rating, particularly if the inquiry drags on for a long time. But that may not matter to a historically unpopular president like Trump.
A study of over 700,000 state and local drug arrests shows that two out of three cases involve a small amount of illegal drugs.
History shows that when government elites believe that there is a risk that they may lose control of the capital, they escalate targeted violence against civilians.