Trump and Sessions and Obstruction of Justice, January 5, 2018

It is NOT NORMAL for the president, as reported by the New York Times, to expect legal protection from the Attorney General. It is NOT NORMAL for the president to plaintively request “my Roy Cohn.” It is NOT NORMAL for an aide to the Attorney General to actively seek damaging information on the then-director of the FBI, citing a goal of one negative story per day. Finally, it is NOT NORMAL for a White House lawyer to attempt to mislead the president about the feasibility of firing the then-director of the FBI in hopes of preventing an act he believed would be obstruction of justice.

Source: the New York Times.

Michael Flynn Charged, December 1, 2017

It is NOT NORMAL that the former national security adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador and is reportedly prepared to testify against other members of the administration, including the president’s son-in-law and possibly the president himself.

Source: the Washington Post.