By John Kanelis / firstname.lastname@example.org
Well now. The hits just keep coming months after the previous president of the United States has left office.
We hear the latest revelation about Donald J. Trump, which is that he allegedly ordered the Justice Department to seize the personal records of at least two congressional Democratic critics of his; moreover, the DOJ went after the records of several key House Intelligence Committee staffers; and, get this, DOJ also took the personal records of a juvenile.
Why? According to reporting from the New York Times, Trump was so very concerned about leaks stemming from Robert Mueller’s investigation that he wanted to find their source. So he went after congressional Democrats.
This is the kind of thing that ought to send chills up the spines of any good-government advocate. It violates the separation of powers between the executive and legislative government branches; it reveals that a president is willing to sic federal authorities on perceived political enemies; it suggests that the POTUS has zero regard for the rule of law.
Hmmm. Imagine that, if you dare. I believe Donald Trump was impeached twice because he has zero regard for the law.
He won’t be impeached a third time. However, this latest live grenade will not subside any time soon. Nor should it.