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What Happens When a Presidency Loses Its Legitimacy?

Mounting evidence that Trump’s election was aided by Russian interference presents a challenge to the American system of government—with lasting consequences for democracy.
Source: Carlos Barria / Reuters

Day by day, revelation after revelation, the legitimacy of the Trump presidency is seeping away. The question of what to do about this loss is becoming ever more urgent and frightening.

The already thick cloud of discredit over the Trump presidency thickened deeper Friday, June 23. reported that the CIA told President Obama last year that Vladimir Putin had personally

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