The president of the United States is no fan of the nation’s justice system. You’d hope that, as a country, the United States would never get to a point where we could say such a thing, and yet here we are anyway.
On Wednesday, he again went after the nation’s Justice Department on Twitter, whining over their hesitation to hand over documents to Congress. Republicans in Congress want the documents as a part of their sham investigations into supposed misconduct at the Justice Department that, in their estimation, underlies the Russia investigation.
House Republicans in particular have proven far more eager to investigate supposed misconduct at the Department of Justice than they are to investigate a hostile foreign power’s intrusion into our electoral system. In that light, the House Intel Committee formally ended their Russia investigation recently, but Republicans are continuing their investigations of the justice system.
With evidence scarce for the Republicans’ claims, the Justice Department has unsurprisingly proven not exactly ready and eager to cooperate.
Addressing all of these issues and developments on Twitter this Wednesday, the president wrote:
‘A Rigged System – They don’t want to turn over Documents to Congress. What are they afraid of? Why so much redacting? Why such unequal “justice?” At some point I will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!’
He’s falling back here into a familiar pattern of claiming systems whose outcome he might not like to be “rigged,” as he did ahead of the 2016 general election.
Him using the powers of the presidency to either attempt to force Justice Department cooperation with Congressional Republicans or to try and make the Justice Department’s own Russia investigation end more in his favor than it’s set to is not a good idea if he wants to keep his job.
Check out Twitter’s response to the president below.
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