Donald Trump has a dark group of senators and representatives in Congress who willingly do his bidding, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). One of the first instances of this was when Representative Mark Gaetz (R-FL) stood just inside of Michae Cohen’s peripheral vision. He was Trump’s fixer prior to testifying against him. There is someone the president wants more than most on his enemies’ list.
President Barack Obama has been the source of humor, intelligence, and integrity. That has made the sitting president livid, and he publicly sicced Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Obama in a Thursday tweet:
Graham attached himself to Trump’s side even before his longtime friend Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) died. The senator dropped his honor and integrity when he detached himself from the very ill McCain. Then, Graham took on a submissive role with the president.
Many of South Carolina voters have been behind POTUS, and by being subservient to the president, the South Carolina surely voters would vote him back in office for another six years. That was until Donald Trump ignored the coronavirus deaths and asked all Americans to send their children back to school.
Trump made smaller requests of Graham. Then, he upped the ante. The president publicly ordered Graham to attack Obama in a tweet saying “Just do it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. No more talk:”
‘If I were a Senator or Congressman, the first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama. He knew EVERYTHING. Do it @LindseyGrahamSC, just do it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. No more talk!’
When Donald Trump was debating Secretary Hillary Clinton (D) in a televised setting, he told her he would put her in jail. “Lock her up!” was the chant his followers led and urged his rally attendees follow.
Trump told The New York Times reported that POTUS told his White House counsel Don McGahn to prosecute her and another of his enemies, the former FBI Director James Comey. The president only halted when McGahn told him that he would face impeachment for doing so.
Now that the president has been nearing the end of his first term in office, he has ramped up to make his threats realized. Unfortunately for him, America is a democracy not a dictatorship, Terry Schwadron wrote in The Salon:
‘The encounter was one of the most blatant examples yet of how Trump views the typically independent Justice Department as a tool to be wielded against his political enemies. It took on additional significance in recent weeks when McGahn left the White House and Trump appointed a relatively inexperienced political loyalist, Matthew G. Whitaker, as the acting attorney general.’
Schwadron continued to the meat of the concern:
‘Here’s the problem for me: Why does Trump not understand that in a democracy, the president does not pursue whims as criminal investigations, particularly against opponents who simply counter him in the political arena? That is what we expect from countries with dictators.’
Indeed, according to The New York Times’ sources, Trump has continued to privately discuss the possible prosecutions. He has also repeatedly expressed disappointment in FBI Director Christopher Wray for failing to more aggressively investigate Clinton, calling him weak:
‘He has accused Comey of leaking classified information, of mishandling sensitive government information and for his role in the Clinton email investigation.’
The Times continued”
‘Trump wants to investigate Clinton over emails and classified leaks–almost all the included material she emailed was classified months later–and over her role in the Obama administration’s decision to allow the Russian nuclear agency to buy a uranium mining company. Conservatives have long pointed to donations to the Clinton family foundation by people associated with the company, Uranium One, as proof of corruption. But no evidence has emerged that those donations influenced the American approval of the deal.’
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