Trump’s Miserable Tuesday: Theme of the Week
This Week Was Cohen-Manafort Week
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- We can debate whether any U.S. president has ever had a worse day than Donald Trump did on Tuesday — hey, remember that Jimmy Carter once got chased across a fishing pond by a wild rabbit — but the conviction of a former campaign chairman and guilty plea by a longtime personal lawyer occurring within minutes of each other has to be up there. For the first time, perhaps, the possibility of impeachment looks viable, and Bloomberg Opinion writers were quick to weigh in on every angle from legal strategy to constitutional precedent to, of course, how the markets will respond (this is Bloomberg, after all).
Cohen’s Guilty Plea Puts Trump in a Perilous Spot – Noah Feldman
Mueller’s Leverage Over Manafort Has Never Been Higher – Noah Feldman
Trump Will Need a Better Defense Than This – Noah Feldman
Giuliani the Prosecutor Would’ve Called This Obstruction – Noah Feldman
Trump Learns the Cost of One-Way Loyalty – Timothy L. O’Brien
Immunity for Trump CFO Is a Potential Game-Changer – Timothy L. O’Brien
Trump Endorsements No Longer Look Like a Golden Touch – Jonathan Bernstein
The Evidence Is Tipping Toward Impeachment – Jonathan Bernstein
Cohen and Manafort Show the System Is Working – Bloomberg’s Editors
Don’t Bet on a Market Crash If Trump Gets Ousted -- Barry Ritholtz
The Clinton Impeachment Is Not a Precedent for Trump – Cass R. Sunstein
Casualties in Trump Scandal Include Self-Serving Lawyers – Albert R. Hunt
How Michael Cohen May Shake Up U.S. Foreign Policy – Hal Brands
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Tobin Harshaw writes editorials on national security and the military for Bloomberg Opinion. He was an editor with the op-ed page of the New York Times and the paper’s letters editor.
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