Trump Makes Another Big Authoritarian Move, Part 2

Earlier today, I noted that Donald Trump had tweeted his demand "that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes — and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!"

This afternoon, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray met with Trump at the White House. And White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders put out this statement on that meeting: "Based on the meeting with the President, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's or the Department of Justice's tactics concerning the Trump campaign. It was also agreed that White House Chief of Staff Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with Congressional leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested."

The president is currently under investigation. He's essentially asking to see what they've got on him.

That is just a brazen abuse of power.

And, as usual, there's no one around with the power and willingness to stop him.


Receipts and more receipts.

There is nothing that isn't depressing about watching my country slide into an authoritarian dictatorship, but always rivaling for pole position is the fact that this is happening chiefly because of a failure to listen to women.

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