Zei gezunt*, Alan Dershowitz

In a stunning argument, Alan Dershowitz, the once-revered Harvard Constitutional law professor and current hack TV lawyer/Trump (I) apologist, said that that any action taken by the president to help his own re-election is, by definition, in the public interest.

So Trump really can shoot someone on 5th Avenue and get away with it if he decides it’s in the “public interest.”

Note to Nancy Pelosi: Subpoena Bolton

It’s clear that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s strategy to negotiate with the Senate to establish the rules for the impeachment trial before she releases the House Articles of Impeachment is not going to work. Majority leader Mitch McConnell has the 51 votes to block any pre-trial guidelines, including calling witnesses and introducing documents (AKA “evidence”) that were blocked during the House hearings.