Rhett’s Premise: Trump wants to be judge and executioner in the courts—of his own investigation, demanding to see evidence that breaches the legal firewalls of the adversarial system and is telling his lawyers to instruct FBI investigators he is above the law—too busy and too important to be deposed on important matters of state to have his actions explained or come under review. By his reckoning, he is immune to any accountability or oversight while in office. He is extending his right to accept emoluments at arms-length to conflating all of his personal interests and actions with the office of the President.
This means every President could transform the office into a dictatorship with unchallengeable powers. Trump is wrong. The courts must draw and set limits to his grab of privilege and power.