05 September 2018

Openly Corrupt

On Monday night, Donald Trump revealed in Twitter post that he has utterly no respect for the law. He harshly criticized his own Attorney general for allowing prosecution of two Republican Congressmen, lamenting that "two easy wins now in doubt" in this November's elections (details here).

Trump is blatantly admitting that he thinks the Justice Department should be stridently partisan and allow suspected criminals a free pass if they're Republicans. That's the sort of thing you see in Vladimir Putin's corrupt Russia.

Even Republican members of Congress were shocked by Trump's admission. GOP Senator Ben Sasse remarked: "the United States is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice — one for the majority party and one for the minority party. These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence."

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates tweeted "Repeatedly trying to pervert DOJ into a weapon to go after his adversaries, and now shamelessly complaining that DOJ should protect his political allies to maintain his majority in the midterms, is nothing short of an all out assault on the rule of law."

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara tweeted "It’s the most outrageous and damning proof of Trump’s utter contempt for the rule of law to come directly out of his mouth. It’s also full of basic and provable lies. It will be Exhibit A in his undoing."

Now if Republicans in Congress had any balls, they'd see this as an impeachable offense. But, instead, they'll simply do nothing.

America will remember this on election day 2018.

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