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How far will Trump be allowed to corrupt the rule of law before the Republicans stop him?

Despite Trump’s efforts, the US is not the banana republic he wishes it to be. Yet

By Sam Tanenhaus   December 2017

The case against Donald Trump is growing. As October ended, Robert Mueller, the independent counsel looking into collusion with the Kremlin, brought indictments against two Trump campaign officials. The big fish was Paul Manafort, who ran Trump’s campaign just before the national convention, when Republican insurgents tried to deny Trump the nomination.

Manafort’s obligations to Russian creditors may have compromised him, Trump and his party. They could explain why at the time of the convention, the party’s Ukraine policy was “gutted,” according to reports. A second campaign official, George Papadopoulos, has…

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