Philip Rotner

Philip Rotner is a columnist whose articles appear in national publications and on his website, 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

February 18, 2020 5:19 am

Is Mike Bloomberg Ready For His Close-Up?

The Democratic party is about to take a hard look at Mayor Mike.
Philip Rotner
February 5, 2020 4:36 pm

Cheer Up: Impeachment Worked the Way It Was Supposed To

Even in a “trial” without witnesses, the House managers presented overwhelming evidence that Trump was guilty as charged. Everyone knew…
Philip Rotner
February 1, 2020 9:50 pm

The GOP’s Sham “No Witnesses” Arguments—Explained

Or rather, debunked.
Philip Rotner
January 8, 2020 5:35 am

Did Trump Create a New Standard for “Self-Defense” By Killing Soleimani?

President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are justifying the targeted killing of the commander of Iran’s Quds Force,…
Philip Rotner
January 7, 2020 6:00 am

How Rudy Got Trump Impeached

Had Trump hired just about any competent lawyer instead of Rudy, his political circumstances would look quite different.
Philip Rotner
December 27, 2019 5:26 am

Where’s Rudy?

The House managers should call him to testify, no matter what.
Philip Rotner
December 12, 2019 5:44 am

Trump’s Defense of Last Resort

Don’t be distracted by the debate over what was going on in the president’s mind.
Philip Rotner
December 4, 2019 5:44 am

Impeach with All Deliberate Speed

No matter the anticipated outcome in the Senate, the House should proceed with impeachment—quickly but flexibly.
Philip Rotner
November 26, 2019 5:14 am

Impeachment Should Focus on Actions, Not Motives

House Democrats need to be careful about how they frame any extortion/bribery allegation against Donald Trump. President Trump’s congressional defenders,…
Philip Rotner
November 19, 2019 5:18 am

All The President’s Defenses

Trump's defenses keep crumbling. And his apologists keep making up new ones.
Philip Rotner