Thursday, February 13, 2020

Revenge Porn

From the Washington Post:

Trump is testing the rule of law one week after his acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial, seeking to bend the executive branch into an instrument for his personal and political vendetta against perceived enemies.

And Trump — simmering with rage, fixated on exacting revenge against those he feels betrayed him and insulated by a compliant Republican Party — is increasingly comfortable doing so to the point of feeling untouchable, according to the president’s advisers and allies.

In the span of 48 hours this week, the president has sought to protect his friends and punish his foes, even at the risk of compromising the Justice Department’s independence and integrity — a stance that his defenders see as entirely justified.

Trump complained publicly about federal prosecutors’ recommended prison sentence for one of his longtime friends and political advisers, Roger Stone. After senior Justice Department officials then overruled prosecutors to lighten Stone’s recommended sentence, the president congratulated Attorney General William P. Barr for “taking charge” with an extraordinary intervention.

This is what the House had in mind when they voted out an article of impeachment on abuse of power.  Now it’s “hold my beer.”

He’s settling all the scores now.  This is his way of moving on.  But unlike Michael Corleone, he’s flapping his gums and tweeting his thumbs, daring the House and the Democrats to come after him again.

His allies and sycophants are fine with what he’s doing.  Hey, if they do some shit, get arrested, go to trial, all they have to do is keep quiet and upon conviction know that Trump will call in his buddy Bill Barr and fix it, justice be damned because as we all know, justice has a liberal bias.

They also know that if they do anything that could be seen as weak or disloyal to him — forget what’s right or legal — he will come down on them and their family for seven generations.

If you think this is bad, just wait and see what happens if he gets re-elected.

One bark on “Revenge Porn

  1. A new-age Corleone with Russian ties and no check on him by his friends in the Senate. Are you worried enough to schlepp to the polls this Autumn? If not it’s all on you.

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