Yesterday Trump’s lawyer Alan Dershowitz made the astonishing and dangerous claim at the impeachment trial that a president could not be removed from office for demanding political favors if he believed his re-election was in the national interest.

It makes me wonder what motivates him? Is it money? Is it notoriety and fame? Is he a Trump lover? Is he a true believer like Barr, who sees himself as a soldier in an existential culture war? Is he simply corrupt to the core?