When Anderson Cooper’s mother, the designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, reached her 91st birthday, they began a correspondence, breaking a wall of silence between them. This 2016 conversation covered life in the spotlight, suicide, money, and grieving for a parent and a child. Vanderbilt Died in June at age 95.
In the week since the release of the Mueller report, President Trump has become increasingly defiant towards Congressional investigations into his administration. Officials flouted requests to appear before committees, the Treasury missed a deadline to submit the president’s tax returns and Trump, himself, told reporters, “We’re fighting all the subpoenas.”
The situation has thrown into question the ability of the legislative branch to check the power of the country’s chief executive.
Lawfare blog’s Susan Hennessey says both Democrats and Republicans are playing politics, when they should be safeguarding the Constitution.
- Susan Hennessey Senior fellow in governance studies, The Brookings Institution; executive editor, Lawfare
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