Trump’s betting it all on making 2020 the sleaziest election in our lifetime
It should go without saying that Trump and his allies will ratchet up their appeals to white racial grievance and continue to claim that they’re victims of a broad array of crackpot conspiracy theories. But this week, WaPo’s Paul Waldman warned of another worrisome prospect: That Trump will demand that his Justice Department launch noisy investigations of his political opponents for various “crimes” promoted by Breitbart and Fox News, and that Coverup Attorney General William Barr will be all too happy to accommodate him.
Trump and his allies are well aware of the role that former FBI director James Comey played in helping Trump eke out a win in 2016 by announcing 11 days before the vote that his agency was reopening the investigation into Clinton’s email server. As Nate Silver wrote at FiveThirtyEight, within a day of Comey’s announcement, “Google searches for ‘Clinton FBI’ had increased 50-fold and searches for ‘Clinton email’ almost tenfold.”
_________________________ Trump asked if he could pardon himself!