The seeds of dictatorship …

Don't be surprised if it happens ...

In less than an hour on Wednesday afternoon, President Trump found a way to impugn the integrity and threaten the livelihoods of nearly all of the country’s top law enforcement officials, including some he appointed, for one simple reason: They swore an oath to defend the Constitution, not him.

For a president who sees the rule of law as an annoyance rather than a feature of American democracy, the traitors are everywhere. Read the rest of this excellent editorial here.

Donald Trump’s contempt for the basic norms of a democratic society and the rule of law are becoming more and more worrisome with each passing day. It’s not just his willingness to attack anyone he perceives to be a threat to himself or to his family, which the New York Times rightly condemns.

But when combined with reports from the New York Times and the Washington Post that his lawyers are looking for ways to discredit the work of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, or perhaps even to fire him, you have to wonder whether we are headed toward a constitutional crisis.

We’re not there yet, but we’re definitely spiraling down that road. Trump is no longer just a narcissistic fool. He is becoming a malignant cancer on the American body politic.

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