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Lawrence Martin

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Trump is clearly setting Mueller up for a big fall

The Washington establishment can’t quite believe Mr. Trump would go so far as to fire him. It would be seen as an egregious abuse of power, a blatant obstruction of justice, a president taking the law into his own hands – but is that anything new?

Jul 21, 2017

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Lawrence Martin is an Ottawa-based public affairs columnist and the author of ten books, including six national best sellers. His books include The Presidents and The Prime Ministers, a two-volume biography of Jean Chretien, a biography of hockey star Mario Lemieux and The Red Machine, a history of hockey in Russia.

His most recent book, Harperland, The Politics of Control, was nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Award, the National Booksellers' Non-Fiction Award and was voted 2010's best political book in a poll by The Hill Times.

A graduate of McMaster and Harvard, Martin served as the Globe's bureau chief in Washington, Montreal and Moscow where he opened the paper's first bureau in 1985. He was national affairs columnist for Southam News and has been a columnist for the Globe since 2002.

Among other honours he is a recipient of McMaster University's Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award.



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