“The rule of law is the bedrock of American democracy, the principle that protects every American from the abuse of monarchs, despots and tyrants. Every American should demand that our leaders put the rule of law above politics.” William Webster in the NYT: I Headed the F.B.I. and C.I.A. There’s a Dire Threat to the Country I Love.

+ “His cold, calculated actions betrayed the trust vested in him by the American people and the high office of the presidency. The President of the United States looked 270 million Americans in the eye, and lied–deliberately and methodically. He took an oath to faithfully execute the laws of this nation, and he violated that oath. He pledged to be the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, and he violated that pledge. He took an oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and he willfully and repeatedly violated that oath.” That’s Mitch McConnell on the president’s high crimes and misdemeanors. Not the current president. That was his take on Bill Clinton. As for Trump? “We all know how it’s going to end. There is no chance the President is going to be removed from office.” Here’s the latest from the impeach pit from WaPo and CNN.