Reprinted with permission from Alternet
President Donald Trump is telling Bill Barr he must prosecute the president's critics, like former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in order for him to become "the greatest Attorney General" in history.
As usual, Trump telegraphed his wishes to Barr right out in the open, in a Fox News interview that aired Tuesday night.
"I say this openly: Bill Barr can go down as the greatest Attorney General in the history of our country, or he can go down as just another guy," Trump told Fox host Laura Ingraham. "They have all the stuff, you don't need anything else. You know they want everything. You don't need anything else. They all lied to Congress, they were liars, they were cheaters. They were treasonous it was treason."
Part two of Trump's never-ending interview with Laura Ingraham begins with Trump calling on Bill Barr to prosecute… https://t.co/AvFxOFc8LP— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1599013503.0
Trump's claims are false.
Many took to social media to slam Trump, with some declaring his obsession with prosecuting his critics is an abuse of power.
Just to drive this home in case it's not clear, Trump has no specific crime he wants Barr to prosecute Biden and Ob… https://t.co/m32LDzQcZf— Dean Baker (@Dean Baker)1599016446.0
Trump seriously wants to prosecute Obama, Biden and Comey because Trump and his cabal got caught colluding with for… https://t.co/xuD298qn7r— ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ᴡʀɪᴛᴇʀ (@ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ᴡʀɪᴛᴇʀ)1599050900.0
Donald Trump truly believe he is a king https://t.co/jsHPRaNsXb— gregarious (@gregarious)1599048822.0
This is so beyond sick- Trump is trying to incite Bill Barr to arrest his perceived enemies - Obama and Hillary Cli… https://t.co/6qK1socbYO— kayt (@kayt)1599052561.0
This is banana republic scary shit https://t.co/gtqlF0KjtS— WeThePeople🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@WeThePeople🇺🇸🇺🇸)1599022468.0
Just so we're clear, prosecuting political opponents is, like, the textbook example of an authoritarian abuse of ex… https://t.co/MmQ6odFhOK— Justin Kilborn (@Justin Kilborn)1599026842.0
In the last two days, Trump's continuous projection, and outright confessions...this man is telling us everything w… https://t.co/QJg5KoGHGY— Alicia Carlson 💙 🇺🇸 (@Alicia Carlson 💙 🇺🇸)1599017663.0
Sounds like a fascist to anyone yet? Sure reminds me of a certain someone called Sadaam Hussein.… https://t.co/fFCmxngZPm— RedIsTheNewBrown (@RedIsTheNewBrown)1599015752.0
Thug life. https://t.co/2IrxWShpew— Francis Wilkinson (@Francis Wilkinson)1599016275.0
Said like a true despot... if you can't win against your opposition, put them in jail. #TrumpFascism #VoteOutTrump https://t.co/Jm4kIfMXjZ— Eric Takamiya (@Eric Takamiya)1599051385.0
Apparently, the depths of Barr's sycophancy and obstruction of justice in favor of #TraitorTrump still isn't quite… https://t.co/OhQ8rrCOMl— Kincaid (@Kincaid)1599028473.0
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