Trump Admin Stops Even Pretending About Law And Governance

It is hard to believe I am actually writing this, but, back in the early part of the Trump administration, there were actually people like Jim Mattis, Don McGahn, and, incredibly, Jeff Sessions who felt it was important to at least provide a veneer of legal authority and credibility to actions taken by the administration. That was not because they were good people who were actually driven by the desire to protect the rule of law. In fact, they were solely interested in using the power provided by Trump to advance their own agendas. But they had been…