Trump Still Wants Hillary Clinton "Locked Up"

When Donald Trump's deplorable supporters break into a "Lock Her Up!" chant at one of his rallies, fully two years into his presidency, there are people who express surprise that they're still hanging on to resentments about Hillary Clinton.

It should not be a surprise. Because Trump is an authoritarian who regards (and casts) his critics and political opponents as dangerous enemies, fomenting that same view among his seething cultists. He still wants her locked up, so of course they do.

"Lock Her Up!" chants aren't going to stop anytime soon when this is what Trump himself is still saying:
Donald Trump said in an interview that aired Friday he hopes Attorney General William Barr will “do what’s fair” with regards to opening investigations to perceived crimes by his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey, former intelligence chief James Clapper, and former CIA Director John Brennan.

[Trump] asserted in an interview on Fox Business Network's Mornings with Maria he'd been treated "very unfairly" by investigators probing his ties to Russia.

"So when I won, I made my opening speech, everyone's shouting, 'Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!' I said, 'No, no, no, let's forget her. Let's get on to the future,'" the president recalled Friday. "But they have treated me so viciously, and they have treated me so badly and we did nothing wrong — you look at the others — and all of these people you hear about, that had nothing to do with Russia, Russia collusion, nothing."

While Trump maintained that no one on his presidential campaign conspired with Russian agents to influence the 2016 election, one subject of special counsel Robert Muller's probe, he complained that "nobody does anything" in the face of alleged evidence of "stone cold crimes" by former Obama officials.

He accused Comey, Clapper, and Brennan of telling "absolute lies" to Congress, declining to provide proof of his claim or elaborating further on their alleged lies.

...Trump called it an "interesting question" whether he thought Barr should look into Trump's accusations against Clinton and the other Obama officials, despite two Trump-appointed attorney generals so far declining to do so.

"I think — look, I have a lot of respect for him. I've never known him. He's a very, very smart, respected man," he said of Barr. "Hopefully he'll do what's fair. ...All I can ask is what's fair."
What's fair, he says. After casually suggesting he resumed his attacks on Hillary Clinton out of spite for how he was being treated. (Which isn't even true: His attacks on her never stopped.) Trump doesn't traffic in fair.

If he cared about anything resembling fairness, he wouldn't still be publicly urging his Attorney General to investigate Hillary Clinton.

The sitting president is a dangerous authoritarian waging a campaign of stochastic terrorism against dissidents. This should be the biggest news of the day, every day, until he is removed from power.

Instead, it's reported like it's just another wacky day in Trump's zany presidency. If it's even reported at all. For fuck's sake.

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