Donald J. Trump has said he won a “historic” victory in the 2016 presidential election.
The president’s threats of action against his vanquished opponent, though, betray his confidence in that admittedly unexpected victory.
Trump is considering whether to sic the Justice Department on to Hillary Clinton, threatening to examine her sale of a uranium company while she was serving as secretary of state in the Obama administration.
Here we go … again!
The president’s obsession with Clinton and President Obama suggests to me that he’s actually angry beyond measure that he didn’t win the popular vote to go along with the Electoral College majority he won to be elected president of the United States.
He wants to stick it to Hillary. He wants to keep the embers burning. He wants to make her squirm.
I keep asking: To what bleeping end, Mr. President?
Clinton calls such a probe what it would be if the president calls for the appointment of a special counsel: a grotesque abuse of power. According to The Hill: “I regret if they do it because it will be such a disastrous step to politicizing the justice system,” she said. “If they send a signal that we’re going to be like some dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime, where political opponents are going to be unfairly, fraudulently investigated, that rips at the fabric of the contract we have, that we can trust our justice system.”
Congressional committees looked for years at ways to bring charges against Hillary Clinton. As did the FBI. They all came up empty.
Now the president keeps fighting a battle he’s already won.
Give it a rest, Mr. President.