While the president has his staff looking at ways to torpedo the investigation, he also is allegedly asking questions about his power to pardon -- including whether he can pardon himself.
All over Appalachia, communities and organizations are working around the clock to come up with a way to "justly transition" the Appalachian economy to whatever comes next.
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Mike Lofgren is a former congressional staff member who served on the House and Senate budget committees. His new book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, appeared January 5, 2016.