This week on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, Timothy Snyder, author of the book “On Tyranny” said, “the rule of law is key to countering Trump’s slide towards authoritarianism”. Mr. Snyder and Maddow discussed the massive assaults Trump is making on the Judiciary, The State Department, and The Constitution, while passive elected officials do nothing to protect us. Snyder urged the electorate to pay attention to the corrupting of the separation of powers as if it continues in the direction it is going, we will no longer be a democracy.
Trump tweeting his displeasure on cases that involve the indictment and sentencing of his criminal friends appears to be influencing DOJ handling of those cases. As Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen once testified, ” Mr. Trump talks in code. He never gives a direct order. I understood the code so I always knew what he wanted me to do.” The DOJ has also opened investigations on individuals who the President accuses of being corrupt, despite there being no proof of his claims. Individuals Trump is targeting for prosecution such as Former FBI officials Jim Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Peter Struck are people who have done their duty by not pledging blind loyalty to him and by participating in the investigation of his suspicious behavior during Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
This week Barr inserted himself into the Roger Stone trial process by overriding DOJ prosecutors sentencing recommendations. His action caused the prosecutors to resign from the case in protest. Despite Barr’s appearance on ABC declaring the president, “has never asked me to take action on any case the DOJ is handling,” he has now taken to re-investigate the origin of the Michael Flynn case. Can it be a coincidence that the cases Barr is most concerned about are the ones that involve either enemies or friends of Trump?
THAT IS HOW A BANANA REPUBLIC OPERATES! THIS SHOULD SCARE ALL AMERICANS OF BOTH PARTIES. HOW MUCH LONGER WILL WE BE A DEMOCRACY UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION?
Constitutional experts are saying when the Department of Justice operates without independence from the Executive branch, the rule of law and the co-equal branches of government are destroyed.
THIS IS WHAT TRUMP WANTS BECAUSE HE WANTS TO TRANSFORM OUR DEMOCRATIC FORM OF GOVERNMENT INTO A PUTIN-STYLE AUTOCRACY! BARR IS HIS ACCOMPLICE AND SHOULD BE IMPEACHED! IT IS NOW CLEAR WHY TRUMP TRIES TO BEFRIEND THE WORLD’S WORST DICTATORS. HE IS STRIVING TO BE ONE OF THEM.
Citizens must ask their representatives to contact the Washington DC Bar Association to pursue sanctions against Barr. The House must continue its oversight responsibilities as a post-impeachment Trump is becoming more dangerously erratic.