This Week in the World Affairs Brief:


Acceding to what has been known for decades, Special Counsel Robert Mueller reluctantly told Trump’s lawyers this week that Donald Trump, as a sitting president, cannot be indicted. That is according to a long-standing policy ruling by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Neither can the president be subpoenaed involuntarily. The rationale is that a legal preceding would interfere with the president’s ability to manage the Executive Department of the nation. This doesn’t mean that Mueller won’t try to cause as much damage to the president as possible as he works on his final report. But it does mean that Mueller is not going to be able to prove his investigative mandate pointing to Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. This is somewhat embarrassing given that the FBI had a mole within the Trump campaign all during the election. Mueller’s final report will attempt to justify his expensive investigation by magnifying the minor media meddling by the Russians, into major meddling—which is nothing compared to how the US interferes in other nations’ elections. To receive a one-time free sample copy of the brief, email us at editor at


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