Robert Romano

Robert Romano is the Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at He grew up in a suburban Long Island township. He studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stony Brook University with the Class of 2008. In his free time, he composes music on piano, paints oil on canvas, and writes fiction.

Robert lives in Virginia, is married and is a father of two.

Robert Romano

‘Abuse of power’ and ‘obstruction of Congress’ are not high crimes or misdemeanors, bribery or treason

By Robert Romano “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” That is Article II, Section 4 of the Federal Constitution, outlining what a case for impeachment is […]


Trump threatens to ‘snapback’ tariffs on China if Beijing breaks new trade deal, keeps all options on the table

By Robert Romano U.S. and China trade negotiators once again have a deal in principle on a first stage trade agreement , just days before a Dec. 15 deadline when President Donald Trump had threatened to further increase tariffs on Chinese goods. This would be about the third time such an agreement […]


The FBI knew Carter Page was a CIA agent reporting on Russians in Aug. 2016, but hid it from the FISA court to get spying warrant on Trump

By Robert Romano Former Trump foreign policy campaign advisor Carter Page was a U.S. agent who reported on Russians to the CIA, not a Russian agent, a memorandum the FBI received as early as Aug. 2016 shows according to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report detailing abuses […]


The FBI did not interview sources of Steele dossier that falsely accused Trump of being a Russian agent until Jan. 2017, after FISA warrant was renewed

By Robert Romano The FBI did not begin the process of validating information from former British spy Christopher Steele that was used as the basis for false Justice Department and intelligence agency allegations that President Donald Trump and his campaign were Russian agents until Jan. 2017 when it began interviewing Steele’s sources, months after […]


Trump workfare reforms of food stamps will boost economic empowerment, lower unemployment even further

By Robert Romano Long-awaited changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) being unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Trump administration are once again making obtaining work a key emphasis of the program by conforming to statutory requirements that single, work capable people with no dependents between the ages of 18 and […]


Pelosi and Schiff conduct warrantless surveillance on Nunes, Solomon, Sekulow and Giuliani

By Robert Romano It appears that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) managed to get AT&T and Verizon to cooperate with a Congressional subpoena to provide phone records of President Donald Trump’s personal attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking […]


Was spying on the Trump campaign in 2016 adequately predicated? That’s for Attorney General Barr to decide.

By Robert Romano On Dec. 9, the long-awaited report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be released, shortly before Congress is expected to vote to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) alongside the annual omnibus appropriations bill. The Horowitz report is supposed to address […]


Machiavelli and Hamilton both predicted the administrative state coup against President Trump

By Robert Romano In 2015, shortly before the presidential election cycle was about to enter into full swing, I wrote a piece, “A warning from the author of The Prince,” anticipating challenges that the next President and Congress would face, primarily from the administrative state — the unelected part of the executive branch that does […]


Surprise medical billing should be addressed by independent neutral third party boards, not price fixing

By Robert Romano If you have ever used an out-of-network medical provider under your health insurance, whether for an emergency or just for additional services, it is possible you have received a surprise medical billing, often costing far more than if the provider had been in-network. It […]


John Bolton believes presidents can rescind treaties without the Senate, but objected to President Donald Trump pausing military aid to Ukraine, a non-treaty partner

By Robert Romano Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has a long history of encouraging presidents to terminate treaties without going to the Senate for approval under the President’s inherent powers to conduct foreign affairs under Article II of the Constitution vesting of executive power solely in […]


Justice Dept. Inspector General report on FISA abuse against the Trump campaign will include criminal violations by Obama administration

By Robert Romano Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) made big news on Nov. 20 when he announced on Fox News in an interview with Sean Hannity that the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz would be releasing his report on Dec. 9 on FBI and Justice Department surveillance […]


Sondland: ‘No one told me directly that the aid [to Ukraine] was tied to anything. I was presuming it was.’

By Robert Romano “No one told me directly that the aid was tied to anything. I was presuming it was.” That was U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Nov. 20, destroying the concept that $250 million of U.S. military […]


Attorney General Barr is right, the left is deconstructing the Constitution and the Presidency

By Robert Romano Apparently now saying that Article II of the Federal Constitution’s vesting of executive power to the President was an unambiguous, broad grant of unitary executive authority to the President of the United States by the Framers of the Constitution, and arguing for preserving such […]


If the State Dept., Yovanovitch and Ukraine were all concerned about Hunter Biden at Burisma, then why aren’t Trump and Zelensky allowed to be concerned, too?

By Robert Romano Even former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was concerned about Hunter Biden’s appointment to Burisma Holdings’ board of directors in 2014, and the potential for a conflict of interest with having the son of the Vice President serving in a company under active […]


Trade in goods deficit with China down 12.8 percent first nine months of 2019, or $38.5 billion as trade talks continue

By Robert Romano The U.S. trade in goods deficit with China is down 12.8 percent in the first nine months of 2019, or $38.5 billion, compared to 2018, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau . The numbers came with the 10 percent tariffs President Donald Trump levied on $200 billion of […]

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