Trump’s bending of justice will beget penalties

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s determination to bend the justice system threatens what makes America great in ways far beyond the fate of his allies such as Roger Stone.Trump has alarmed diplomats, business leaders and officials in both parties with unbridled legal commentary supporting his allies and maligning his adversaries. This week’s pardon spree for high-profile…

Roger Stone to be sentenced amid Trump complaints against prosecutors

Washington (CNN)Roger Stone, a longtime showman, political strategist and friend of President Donald Trump’s, was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in prison.Stone was convicted last fall of lying to Congress and threatening a witness regarding his efforts for Trump’s 2016 campaign.The sentencing is the culmination of an intense week that provoked Twitter fury from Trump…

In Stone case, a blast from the Obama previous

Michael Zeldin, a CNN legal analyst, served as deputy independent counsel, and later as independent counsel, in the investigation into allegations that the administration of George H. W. Bush violated the privacy rights of candidate Bill Clinton in the 1992 presidential campaign. He also served as a special counsel to Robert Mueller in the Department…

Elizabeth Warren affords her marketing campaign much-wanted boost with fiery debate performance

(CNN)Elizabeth Warren delivered a shot of adrenaline to her wobbling campaign during a ferocious debate performance on Wednesday night in Las Vegas. The Massachusetts senator finished off pace in the first two contests of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, raising doubts over her path to the nomination and questions about her staying power. But with…

It is unanimous: a imperfect evening for Bloomberg

(CNN)CNN Opinion commentators weigh in on the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. The views expressed in this commentary are solely their own. View more opinion articles on CNN.SE Cupp: The love fest is over Well it’s about time.It took, evidently, Michael Bloomberg on the debate stage for Democrats to realize that this primary…

Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from the 9th Democratic debate

(CNN)The top six candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination gathered on a debate stage Wednesday night, just days before the critical Nevada caucuses. The focus was on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who made his first appearance in this, the ninth debate of the Democratic race. And he was shaakkkkkky.My winners and losers…