Politics Monday: The Post-Trump Presidency
It took a failed insurrection — which he instigated — for Donald Trump to admit he will no longer be president after noon on Jan. 20. In what shape is he leaving the office of the presidency?
Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Law School professor who was assistant attorney general under George W. Bush, says the Trump presidency has “exposed a number of weaknesses” in restraining presidents and upholding norms, and a reckoning similar to the post-Watergate years is due.
Some are weaknesses that pre-date January 2017, while others were unheard of until Trump, such as suspicions of a president with ties to a foreign power, in this case, Russia.
Jack Goldsmith, Harvard Law School professor of law and Hoover Institution senior fellow; co-author of "After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency" (@jacklgoldsmith)