It’s Comeypalooza on this installment of Law Talk, as Richard Epstein and John Yoo react to the former FBI director’s congressional testimony. We won’t give it away here, but the professors’ diagnosis is sure to surprise you. Then: Was Robert Mueller’s appointment as independent counsel necessary?; a disagreement on the proper use of the impeachment power; Which cabinet secretary should be packing his bags?; Understanding the 25th Amendment; and the legal and political implications of withdrawing from the Paris agreement on climate change. All that, plus Yoo in the south of France, Epstein in Chicago, and Senik ties the knot.

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  1. Profile photo of EJHill Contributor

    Hope you enjoyed this episode. We’ve read your FBI file.

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    • June 8, 2017 at 9:25 pm
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  2. Profile photo of Sheila Johnson Member

    Troy, I’m not completely sure about the dress, but you look…lov…(Consider earth tones for a future afirmation of your vows- Congradulations!)

    • #2
    • June 8, 2017 at 11:20 pm
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  3. Profile photo of Israel P. Member

    Your closing music just woke up the whole house. Was that really necessary?

    • #3
    • June 8, 2017 at 11:29 pm
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  4. Profile photo of Patrick McClure Member

    Sigh- Every discussion of Pres. Trump, even where Rico’s brain trusts support something he has done, just drips w/ condescension. There is plenty to criticize and praise about this President. But it is tiring that a man who successfully defeated the “sure-thing” Democrat, when most of the brain trust said he had no chance, gets treated as if he knows nothing. Like every human being, except, apparently, Rico Podcasters, the President has strengths and weaknesses. Condescending about his weaknesses and ignoring his strengths is getting old.

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    • June 9, 2017 at 6:05 am
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    Patrick McClure (View Comment):
    Condescending about his weaknesses and ignoring his strengths is getting old.

    How about you list his strengths without mentioning Gorsuch or his cabinet members, none of whom he seems to pay attention to.

    • #5
    • June 9, 2017 at 9:23 am
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  6. Profile photo of Vicryl Contessa Thatcher

    Congrats, Troy! And best wishes to the new Mrs Senik.

    • #6
    • June 9, 2017 at 1:41 pm
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  7. Profile photo of Patrick McClure Member

    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):
    Condescending about his weaknesses and ignoring his strengths is getting old.

    How about you list his strengths without mentioning Gorsuch or his cabinet members, none of whom he seems to pay attention to.

    Just off the top of my head:

    1.  He ignores the path the press is trying to lead him down.
    2. He fired the Drama Queen who usurped DOJ power, by his own admission.
    3. He appointed Justice Gorsuch (Yes I will include it. Keeping your campaign promises is a strength)
    4. He is his own man independent of the parties.
    5. He actually punished Syria for it’s use of poison gas.
    6. He has North Korea on its heels.
    7. He has a great cabinet, and unless you’re sitting in the meetings, you have no idea how much attention he pays to them. Your assumption is not truth.
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    • June 9, 2017 at 3:11 pm
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    Patrick McClure (View Comment):
    He has a great cabinet, and unless you’re sitting in the meetings, you have no idea how much attention he pays to them. Your assumption is not truth.

    Nor is yours that he does pay attention. We can only judge by what we see, and that doesn’t speak well to your point.

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):
    He is his own man independent of the parties.

    Yeah, that is working really well for him!

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):
    He ignores the path the press is trying to lead him down.

    What path is that, impeachment?

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):
    He has North Korea on its heels.

    I must have missed that. The Norks are pretty much doing what they have been doing without much concern for Trump.

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):
    He actually punished Syria for it’s use of poison gas.

    He hit an airport with 50 some missiles after warning the Russians he was going to do it, and, naturally, the Russians told the Syrians the bombs were on their way. It ranks right along side Clinton bombing the aspirin factory and blowing up the unoccupied Al Qaida base in Afghanistan. I wasn’t particularly impressed with either of those moves. Maybe you were which is why you are impressed with the Syria deal.

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):
    He fired the Drama Queen who usurped DOJ power, by his own admission.

    Yeah, and he couldn’t come up with a coherent reason for doing it, nor could he do it to the man’s face which would have been a “man’s” way of firing an errant employee.

    • #8
    • June 9, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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  9. Profile photo of Nanda Panjandrum Thatcher

    Congrats, prayers, and Godspeed to you and Mrs. S., Troy! Many happy years…

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    • June 9, 2017 at 8:37 pm
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    Vicryl Contessa (View Comment):
    Congrats, Troy! And best wishes to the new Mrs Senik.

    The same from me and @neutralobserver! How about a separate post on the Main Feed?

    • #10
    • June 10, 2017 at 5:03 am
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