Nation threatened by Trump’s abuse of rule of law

It’s pointless to talk about President Trump’s failings anymore because those who still support him will dismiss any criticism, no matter how valid, as being “fake news” or media bias. But nobody should be overlooking the potential danger of what Trump is attempting to do to our justice system.

Laws are the foundation of our democracy and Trump’s constant barrage of criticism toward our legal system to save himself from his ever increasing legal problems literally threatens this country. He will obviously stop at nothing, firing anybody in the justice system that doesn’t show “loyalty.” He fired former head of the FBI James Comey, a Republican; threatens his own choice to replace Comey, Christopher Wray, a Republican; and he’s tried to get his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, a Republican, to resign or else fire the leader of the Justice Departments special prosecutors office, a Republican, who is investigating possible “irregularities” in the 2016 election.

And now, amid all the hullabaloo over Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Trump is demanding that the Justice department declassify information pertaining to its investigation into alleged Trump wrong doing that would reveal to the world the sources and methods used by our justice departments to investigate all kinds of harmful and illegal activities by our enemies to weaken or even destroy our democracy. The only thing stopping him right now is Sessions and the few Republican leaders with a conscience who dare speak out.

Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, it’s a lot more than politics, it’s survival of our nation as leader of the free world.

Don Curtis

Stanwood

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