Trump tweets his lawyer John Dowd's letter to attack General Mattis

It’s getting weirder, now that Trump tweets a copy of his lawyer, John Dowd, attacking General James Mattis. Trump can still afford a lawyer to do his defaming for him, since Trump made up false tweets so far about Mattis. Unhingery abounds, not exactly Lenin and Trotsky, more like Abbott-Costello. The kayfabe has gotten more stupid…

GOP candidate gets cease-and-desist letter from Mother Teresa's lawyer

Hey, I can relate. I got my knuckles rapped by nuns, too. Not from beyond the grave, of course, but still. Chuck Dietzen, a Republican candidate for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District, recently received a cease-and-desist letter from the late Mother Teresa’s legal counsel after using her likeness is a political ad. Dietzen, a doctor, met Mother…

Trump lawyer accuses Hunter Biden of going on fishing trip with Joe Biden's family

First, a little background: 1) As Florida’s attorney general, Pam Bondi, who is now accusing Joe Biden of corruptly interfering with an investigation to benefit his son, dropped an investigation into Trump University after receiving a $25,000 campaign contribution from Trump’s sketchy charitable foundation. 2) As Bondi, Trump’s other lawyers, and everyone in Congress now…

Trump's NY Lawyer Argues President Literally Above the Law

Today, the efforts of Manhattan District Attorney Vance to subpoena Trump’s tax returns are before the Second Circuit Court. Before I make any further commentary, I’d like to direct everyone to the Twitter reporting of Adam Klasfeld, who should be everyone’s go-to first stop for reporting on the assorted major cases of this maladministration. Representing…

Fail: the barbarism of #beckywiththebadgrades lawyer exploiting Asian-American students' claims

x A federal judge just ruled that Harvard's admissions policy doesn't discriminate against Asian American students https://t.co/3EcdGOKybz — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) October 1, 2019 Today’s ruling represents a cynical use of white-privilege for a “model minority” to recuperate the mission that failed in the case of Abigail Fisher. The charges that de facto quota systems for Asian-Americans might…

A Lawyer's Reading of the Barr Letter

Amid all the sturm and drang (on all sides and in all directions) over the Barr Letter on the Mueller Report, I came across this WaPo op-ed by Henry Olsen, currently a  senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Granted, that is a conservative faith-based outfit, and Olsen has also worked for the…