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Past articles by Renato:

Everything Trump did or said to subvert the election is fair game in his impeachment trial

Including the full range of Trump's behavior in the impeachment article was smart, because the attack on the Capitol was not a spontaneous event. → Read More

How Jeffrey Epstein Helped Make the Case Against Him

His 2008 deal was supposed to save him from federal prosecutors. Now it might help them send him to jail. → Read More

If Trump Weren’t President, He Would Already Be Charged

The Mueller Report contains a case against the president as strong as many we saw working as federal prosecutors. → Read More

Michael Cohen is probably just trying to avoid testifying, threats or no threats

President Trump’s former lawyer will still likely wind up having to talk to Congress. → Read More

Does Manafort have any credibility left?

Is this a crazy legal strategy or a hail mary? → Read More

Trump Can’t Help Obstructing Justice. Who Will Stop Him?

The president abuses his office and views the Justice Department as a tool to punish his political enemies and give his allies a free pass. → Read More

The New Manafort Indictment Offers Further Reason to Think He’s Going to Jail Next Week

The new criminal charge for obstruction is significant for three reasons. → Read More

The Paul Manafort Witness-Tampering Evidence Is Really, Really Strong

Any responsible prosecutor would bring this kind of evidence of tampering to the court’s attention in precisely the manner that Mueller has. → Read More

Michael Cohen's legal woes keep getting worse and signs don't point to a Trump pardon

Donald Trump is distancing himself from Michael Cohen and troubles that involve possible bank fraud, illegal campaign contributions and access for sale. → Read More

The New York Times Company

They leave little doubt that the president is in serious jeopardy, particularly regarding obstruction of justice. → Read More

The Memo Doesn’t Vindicate Trump. It’s More Proof of Obstruction.

What might be the lasting legacy of the Nunes memo is what it says about the president’s corrupt intent. → Read More

Paul Manafort’s Latest Publicity Stunt.

Paul Manafort's suit against Robert Mueller is pointless. He’s counting on the public (or conservative allies) to take this publicity stunt seriously. Don’t. → Read More

Why hasn’t Trump fired Mueller yet? Because he’s better off not doing it.

Dumping Mueller wouldn't end the Russia investigations. → Read More

Don't believe Dowd: Trump probably did obstruct justice

If Dowd continues to claim that he wrote that tweet, he should no longer represent the president. → Read More

Method to the “Madness”: Dissecting Roger Stone’s Statement to Congress, by a Former Fed Prosecutor

Former federal prosecutor provides a line-by-line annotation of Roger Stone's Statement to Congress to show what he may be hiding. → Read More

Former Federal Prosecutor Dissects Trump Lawyer, Michael Cohen’s Statement to Senate

Unlike the statements from Kushner and Trump Jr., which I've previously dissected, the statement of Michael Cohen is awkwardly written and does → Read More

A Former Federal Prosecutor Dissects Donald Trump Jr.’s Statement to Congress

The details of Donald Trump Jr.'s statement reveal a lot about his lawyers' strategy. → Read More

OPINION | Bait and switch: Deporting dreamers using DACA applications

OPINION | If you rely on the government's assurances, legally they can't turn around and take advantage of that. → Read More

OPINION | Bait and switch: Deporting dreamers using DACA applications

OPINION | If you rely on the government's assurances, legally they can't turn around and take advantage of that. → Read More

OPINION | Pardoning Joe Arpaio undermines respect for the law

OPINION | Pardoning Arpaio would send a message that the president's friends or supporters do not need to respect the law. → Read More