Corruption in Broad Daylight
Trump and Barr have become so bold that they don’t try to disguise their corruption and authoritarian ambitions. Trump commutes the sentence of Roger Stone, his partner in crime in abetting Russian efforts to help him win the 2016 election. Barr initiates criminal investigations of officials who exhibited higher loyalty to the United States Constitution and the rule of law than to Trump and fires U.S. Attorneys in key districts who have been conducting criminal investigations of Trump associates.
Roger Cohen, in his column appearing in last night’s online New York Times, notes that Trump recently tweeted: “RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS. IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!”
Cohen continues: ‘Trump is preparing the ground to contest any loss to Joe Biden and remain president, aided, no doubt, by Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department.”
American democracy is in the fight of its life.