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    Awful new details about Trumpís purge should alarm us all

    Awful new details about Trumpís purge should alarm us all



    2/24/20
    President Trumpís ongoing purge of his administration is rapidly getting worse, so itís urgent that we accurately frame whatís really driving it, to avoid letting it get shrouded in a story line about Trumpís unchecked emotions and pathologies. So letís be clear: Trump is not merely purging officials to sate his anger at those who crossed him ó that is, as backward-looking retribution against disloyalty. Rather, the real driver here is that Trump is removing officials who committed the sin of trying to defend the rule of law from his efforts to corrupt it. This is forward-looking: It clears the way for more such corruption of the rule of law and sends a message to others about what awaits them if they stand in the way of this as it continues to devolve. When Trump demands that the Justice Department do his political bidding and/or rages at it for failing to do so, the press tends to treat this as flowing from an actual belief on Trumpís part: He really thinks a ďdeep stateĒ cabal is out to get him, and heís fighting back. But this is a fundamental error. Trump is raging at officials who constitute an obstacle to his own active, ongoing corruption of the rule of law. And itís working: The Justice Department actually is carrying out his corrupt bidding in many ways. Barr actually did work to reduce Stoneís sentencing recommendation.

    I don't think most people understand that the norm we've gotten used to of DOJ operating independently from the president is now functionally dead. Trump has been very open about all of this: As ďchief law enforcement officer,Ē he is ďallowed to be totally involved.Ē Which is to say, he can abuse law enforcement and the machinery of government for any corrupt purpose he sees fit. The purges are about removing obstacles to this. When Trump ousted former National Security Council official Alexander Vindman, who had also tried to stand in the way of Trumpís corruption, Donald Trump Jr. explicitly cast this as a message to anyone else who might do the same. The purges are not just revenge. They are designed to remove people who defend the rule of law against Trumpís very deliberate corruption and degradation of it. Those are the ďsnakesĒ that Trump wants ousted. And we have no idea how much worse it could all get.
    Rather than strictly retribution against people Trump feels have not demonstrated total loyalty or have angered Trump by telling the truth,
    Donald Trumps government purges are also a preemptive decapitation of anyone who could possibly stand in the way of his corruption.

    Related: William McRaven: If good men like Joe Maguire canít speak the truth, we should be deeply afraid (Adm. William McRaven led the Seal Team 6 operation to kill Obama bin-Laden)


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    Re: Awful new details about Trumpís purge should alarm us all

    We have to vote this asshole out.

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    Re: Awful new details about Trumpís purge should alarm us all

    Opinion pieces are fact now days?

    Obama fired a **** load of Admirals and Generals that didn't toe the mark with his political views.

    Obama's Military Coup Purges 197 Officers In Five Years | Investor's Business Daily

    But..... but..... but........ TRUMP!
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    Re: Awful new details about Trumpís purge should alarm us all

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Awful new details about Trump’s purge should alarm us all





    Rather than strictly retribution against people Trump feels have not demonstrated total loyalty or have angered Trump by telling the truth,
    Donald Trumps government purges are also a preemptive decapitation of anyone who could possibly stand in the way of his corruption.

    Related: William McRaven: If good men like Joe Maguire can’t speak the truth, we should be deeply afraid (Adm. William McRaven led the Seal Team 6 operation to kill Obama bin-Laden)
    A president can keep, or fire anyone inside his administration he wants.

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    Re: Awful new details about Trumpís purge should alarm us all

    There's speculation that trump's staff assigned to look for 'honest' staff to fire might be using the public records of donations to Democrats to find them, illegally.

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    Re: Awful new details about Trumpís purge should alarm us all

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    We have to vote this asshole out.
    I hope he wins.

    I might even vote for him after seeing what your ilk has been up to for the past 3 years.
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    Re: Awful new details about Trumpís purge should alarm us all

    Getting rid of all the leftists/deep staters is always a good thing.

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    Re: Awful new details about Trumpís purge should alarm us all

    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredUSN View Post
    I hope he wins.

    I might even vote for him after seeing what your ilk has been up to for the past 3 years.
    Tweety supporters hope that King Tangface wins.

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    Re: Awful new details about Trumpís purge should alarm us all

    The cult loves the idea of trump purging the government of Democrats.

    Imagine if Obama said he was going to fire all Republicans in the government. *Democrats* would have his head, because Democrats aren't insane cult traitors.

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    Re: Awful new details about Trumpís purge should alarm us all

    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredUSN View Post
    Opinion pieces are fact now days?

    Obama fired a **** load of Admirals and Generals that didn't toe the mark with his political views.

    Obama's Military Coup Purges 197 Officers In Five Years | Investor's Business Daily

    But..... but..... but........ TRUMP!
    Obama's "military coup"?

    I cannot possibly trust the veracity of and take seriously any essay that uses such egregious irresponsible loaded language like that.
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