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Timothy L. O'Brien

All the President’s Men, Ukraine Edition

Perry, Sondland, Pompeo, Giuliani and Barr have roles in an affair showcasing the Trump administration's political, financial and legal opportunism.

Mike Pompeo (left) and Rick Perry.

Mike Pompeo (left) and Rick Perry.

Photographer: F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg

Consider some of the gentlemen working for President Donald Trump.

Trump presides over an administration unusually tainted by political, financial and legal opportunism and malfeasance, and l’affaire Ukraine offers heightened examples of that troika. It is also true, as the old adage goes, that a fish rots from the head. Trump ignores conflicts of interest so those in his cabinet and elsewhere in his administration follow suit.