Is This Time Different?

Something I’m pondering: is hindering the transition categorically different (in terms of norm-breaking, gravity, or culpability) from abetting the outgoing administration?

If there are going to be any consequences (and that’s worth thinking through very carefully in its own right), it might be logical to draw some kind of dividing line at the time the results were determined, and possibly to put a higher price on misbehavior in the next ~70 days.