We’ve almost reached the point of no return. Nearly a dozen of Trump’s allies in the House have signed a letter demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions prosecute numerous Trump opponents — including, of course, James Comey and Hillary Clinton.
The letter, which was issued Wednesday morning, begs Sessions to “investigate” and prosecute eight thorns in Trump’s side:
- Hillary Clinton
- Former FBI FBI Director James Comey
- Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
- Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch
- Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates
- FBI General Counsel Dana Boente
- FBI Agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page
…Notice a running theme here?
The letter accuses Hillary Clinton of campaign finance violations related to the Steele Dossier, Lynch of obstruction of Justice related to the right-wing “Uranium One” conspiracy, and Comey of leaking classified information when he passed on his personal memos (which did not contain classified information) to the media through a friend. The GOP wants Yates and Boente prosecuted for their roles in the completely legal FISA warrant that caught Carter Page doing some pretty naughty things. And Strzok and Page? Well, they said mean things about Trump, of course!
“Because we believe that those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American, we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately,” the lawmakers wrote, somehow forgetting that they refuse to hold Trump and his friends accountable for anything.
“We are especially mindful of the dissimilar degrees of zealousness that has marked the investigations into Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, respectively,” the letter says. Clinton, as they have apparently forgotten, endured years and years of witch hunts led by the Right.
The letter was signed by Ron DeSantis , Andy Biggs, Dave Brat, Jeff Duncan, Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar, Andy Harris, Jody Hice, Todd Rokita, Claudia Tenney and Ted Yoho.
This isn’t how fascism begins. Fascism begins when a populist blowhard convinces stupid people that only he can save them and that he is right no matter what he does. What is happening now is what happens just before fascism takes hold.
It may very well be that the 2018 elections are our last chance — and midterm elections aren’t exactly Democrats’ strong point when it comes to voter turnout. Let’s change that.