TF 29: Republicans
Harry Litman [00:00:07] Welcome back to Talking Feds, a prosecutors roundtable that brings together prominent former federal officials for a dynamic discussion of the most important legal topics of the day. I'm Harry Litman. I'm a former United States Attorney and Deputy Assistant Attorney General and a current Washington Post columnist. We're here in Washington D.C. to tape a series of podcast episodes in front of a live audience -- live and robust -- at the Georgetown University Law Center just blocks from the Capitol dome. This is our third episode. All this week we're talking about what happens after Mueller. What are the challenges and prospects for our democratic institutions? And we're going to be talking today about principles and outcomes and Republicans for the rule of law.
Harry Litman [00:01:03] So as the title suggests, today we're surveying the dangers and aberrations of Trump rule from the, perhaps surprising, vantage point of three prominent members of the president's own party. I would say strongly identified Republicans, dyed in the wool Republicans who, nevertheless, have found it important to express some opposition to the administration's conduct, which I think makes their views particularly compelling and interesting and courageous.