Plus: Trump inauguration spending also under scrutiny, feds want fentanyl cases out of state court, and Twitter's stock is surging.
Snitches get a slap on the wrist sometimes.
Also: How much should we care that Trump & co. lied in 2016 about a Putin-proximate real estate deal in Russia?
Senate Republicans are torn between their hatred of voting on bills, their fear of poking the bear, and their love of confirming judges.
Plus: CNN fires Marc Lamont Hill for Palestine comments and the link between life expectancy declines, opioid pills, and prohibition.
But WikiLeaks and Manafort have pushed back on the report.
Why first principles suggest that Matthew Whitaker's acting appointment is invalid, but precedent and practice might suggest the opposite.
What the reaction to John McCain's death tells us about the values of Washington's political class
What even is truth? Rudy Giuliani doesn’t seem to have any idea.
In 1999, Judge Kavanaugh suggested that the Supreme Court case that forced Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes may have been wrongly decided. But it's not entirely clear what he now thinks about the issue.
Judge Ellis rejects Paul Manafort's attacks on the legitimacy of the Mueller Investigation. Steve Calabresi argues that, even if Mueller were an inferior officer, his appointment would still violate the Appointments Clause.
Conduct that does not meet the legal criteria for an obstruction charge could still be serious enough to justify impeachment.
The president thinks the distinction between justice and politics is for suckers.
Civil debate, whether on Trump/Russia, gun policy, or fungible abortion funding, begins in the workplace.
"If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?" Donald Trump once said. He may be about to find out.
Reason editors assess Rudy Giuliani's media tour, make bets about Iran policy, and gently suggest that some economic policies in Seattle may be suboptimal.
It remains unclear whether contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives violated the law.
Congress has completely abdicated its constitutional responsibility to authorize war.