Howard Baker’s Words and the Flynn Controversy

by Walter Pincus

“What did the President know and when did he know it?” For those of us who went through Watergate, that question, first posed by Sen. Howard Baker (R-TN), is the one most relevant today as the...

DHS Secretary Kelly's Border Remedies Differ from Trump

by Walter Pincus

Last Tuesday, days before the current Trump ordered roundup of illegal aliens began, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly went out of his way to urge members of the House Committee on Homeland...

Very Mixed Results So Far in Trump-Led Shake-Up

by Walter Pincus

The shake-up that Donald Trump voters wanted when they put him into the Oval Office has begun – with very mixed results. Trump’s ill-prepared, travel ban for individuals entering the U.S. from...

It’s Only Just Begun: The Detainment and Removal of Illegal Immigrants

by Walter Pincus

Prepare yourselves. The travel ban fiasco is just the beginning. Ignored so far in last week’s Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Security is the Trump...

Reality Has Got to Set In: The Trump Administration and the Defense Budget

by Walter Pincus

For a moment, try to ignore President Donald Trump’s tweets and rambling speeches and let’s look at what the Trump administration may be thinking about when it comes to his campaign promise to...

President-elect Trump: Can He Keep His Eyes on the Road?

by Walter Pincus

“The great thing about being around Donald Trump is, you never have any confusion about who is driving the bus,” Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation. I question...

Deterring Moscow’s Cyber Threat

by Walter Pincus

Let’s agree on one thing, when it comes to Russia’s recent interference with the U.S. presidential election, no one yet has found a way to deter President Vladimir Putin from doing it again –...

Time for Congress to Invoke Tougher Sanctions on Russia

by Walter Pincus

Will Congress reassert itself by passing new economic sanctions against Russia for using hacked emails to disrupt the U.S. presidential election if President-elect Donald Trump objects? Last Friday,...

Sanctions Against Russia: Relief or Expansion Under Trump?

by Walter Pincus

Sometime in the next 30 days, President Barack Obama should add to the economic sanctions now applied to Russia as a response to Moscow’s hacking and other cyber operations that attempted to...

Countering Russian Aggression in the Trump Era

by Walter Pincus

A Congressional inquiry next year into Russian involvement in the U.S. presidential election will be only one of several Legislative Branch initiatives that may interrupt President-elect Donald...