Wednesday January 29, 2020

Trump's latest actions laugh in the face of the rule of law

Will the cumulative effect of Trump's undemocratic impulses lead to the dismantling of government feared by many, asks Siobhán Brett

11th May, 2017
Donald Trump met former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the White House yesterday Pic: Getty

Glasses of wine and juice rested in wait on a table beside him at the White House reception to acknowledge the role of law enforcement in the inauguration — a “safety success” (“such a success, such a safety success…a very, very special experience”).

On Tuesday night, four months on, Comey was fired from his post. The unexpected letter from Trump to Comey was couriered to FBI headquarters; the two...

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