Nightmare Scenarios

In a Washington Post column yesterday, Brookings Institution scholar Norman Ornstein detailed how our Constitution and statutory laws fail to provide for presidential succession or designation of someone to temporarily assume presidential powers in the event of not implausible scenarios too numerous to list here. To give an example: What happens if Trump dies, and Pence falls ill and is on a ventilator? Our ship of state is more prone to alarming leaks than most of us imagined.