Julian Zelizer: The GOP seems to be settling on a snappy slogan for November's elections: Vote Republican because Donald Trump is above the law. He says it's at once amusing and frightening to see the party that casts itself as championing law and order go after law enforcement. Zelizer says the principle at work is that the law should be invoked only against political enemies, never allies. The possibility that all these Republicans may be jumping on a sinking ship was brought home Wednesday when Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in a civil inquiry into his business dealing by the N.Y. state attorney general’s office. He asks: You wonder if any of the party's leaders will show a smidgen of curiosity about what it was that
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell held his tongue about the Mar-a-Lago episode until pressure from the Trump crowd forced him to issue a measured statement. But anything that Garland, the FBI or the Justice Department said now would no doubt be cast by Trump’s allies as a violation of his rights.