Trump’s Defenders Forced To Craft Unusual Legal Theories

It has become increasingly apparent that the Trump administration has stopped even pretending to the follow the law. A corollary of that lack of pretense is the increasingly absurd legal theories coming out of the administration and its supporters in support of whatever actions the President takes and in defense against any actions that might be taken against him. As one would expect, the current Attorney General, Bill Barr, has provided his share of ridiculous legal arguments, such as the idea that there can be no obstruction if there is no underlying crime…