Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The Trumpian Assault on American Justice

The Dangers of the Current Moment

While Trump gave his first State of the Union in a fashion clearly meant to be conventionally “presidential”, developments in the ongoing attack on the credibility of the FBI and the Mueller investigation by the White House and its and GOP enablers have moved in a very dangerous direction.  Last year right after FBI director Comey was fired, lots of commentators worried aloud about the slide towards autocratic rule that further meddling in the independence of the career officials at the Department of Justice would entail. After all, it was a major campaign pledge of Trump: wielding the Justice Department’s immense power as a political weapon.