As Donald Trump abuses his position to advocate for the prosecution of his political enemies, primarily as a means of deflecting attention from his own legal troubles, two Washington Post reporters purport to be surprised that he would engage in such contradiction and hypocrisy.
Surprising? Have they not been paying attention? Not only is this not surprising, it’s completely predictable. If Trump says X one day but it becomes convenient for him to say ~X tomorrow, you can be damn sure he’s going to say ~X tomorrow. Truth and consistency mean nothing to him. He cares only for his own self-interests.
President Trump on Friday repeatedly called on the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate his Democratic political opponents, a breach of the traditional executive branch boundaries designed to prevent the criminal justice system from becoming politicized.
Trump urged federal law enforcement to “do what is right and proper” by launching criminal probes of former presidential rival Hillary Clinton and her party — a surprising use of his bully pulpit considering he acknowledged a day earlier that presidents are not supposed to intervene in such decisions.
In a flurry of accusatory morning tweets, Trump claimed there was mounting public pressure for new Clinton probes, including over her campaign’s joint fundraising agreement with the Democratic National Committee that effectively gave her some control over the party’s finances, strategy and staffing before the primaries began.
I’d love to know what law he thinks has been broken. Even if every accusation against Clinton regarding “rigging” the primaries — and there’s pretty much nothing there to begin with — is true, I can’t conceive of what law it might break. I have yet to hear anyone suggest some specific crime.