Philip Rotner

Philip Rotner is a columnist whose articles appear in national publications and on his website, philiprotner.com. Philip is an attorney who has practiced for over 40 years, both in private practice and as the general counsel of a global professional services firm.  Philip’s views are his own, and do not reflect the views of any organization with which he has been associated.


Articles by Philip Rotner

November 15, 2019 6:04 am

The GOP Rolls Out Trump’s “It Wasn’t Me” Defense

The success or failure of the attempt to remove President Donald Trump from office may come down to degrees of…
Philip Rotner
November 8, 2019 5:44 am

The Looming Constitutional Crisis

Trump versus the courts.
Philip Rotner
November 4, 2019 5:23 am

Eventually Trump Will Throw Everyone Under the Bus

Sooner or later—probably after the House Intelligence Committee starts public hearings—Donald Trump is going to run out of defenses. Trump…
Philip Rotner
October 31, 2019 4:16 pm

How to Understand the House Impeachment Process Vote

The resolution passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday sets out the process for the House to decide…
Philip Rotner
October 29, 2019 7:52 am

Don’t Read Too Much Into DOJ’s Investigation of the Russia Probe—Yet

At first glance, the Department of Justice’s decision to shift its “review” of the Russia probe into a formal…
Philip Rotner
October 25, 2019 5:45 am

Trump’s Doral Scandal: An Impeachable Offense

Trump was forced to back down from his Doral deal, but it’s still an abuse of power.
Philip Rotner
October 22, 2019 8:32 am

This Is Why Hillary Is Attacking Tulsi

There’s no evidence that Tulsi Gabbard has embraced Russia—but there IS evidence that Russia has embraced her.
Philip Rotner
October 21, 2019 6:08 am

Trump Is the Definition of Shameless

Donald Trump has given us all reason to question his emotional stability. Some go so far as to question his…
Philip Rotner
October 18, 2019 10:17 am

Trump to Kurds: Ethnic-Cleanse Yourselves

Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Mike Pompeo just made a deal with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to give his…
Philip Rotner
October 15, 2019 11:32 am

Trump’s Syria Cut-and-Run Is an Act of Unimaginable Weakness

On Sunday, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper appeared on Face the Nation and did his best to rationalize President Trump’s…
Philip Rotner