‘The Real Lesson’ Of Donald Trump’s Pardons

Jeffrey Toobin:

Unknown’CNN’s chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin suggested “the real lesson” of President Donald Trump’s clemency blitz on Tuesday was “a story of creeping authoritarianism.”

“Authoritarianism is usually associated with a punitive spirit — a leader who prosecutes and incarcerates his enemies. But there is another side to this leadership style,” Toobin wrote in a comment piece for The New Yorker, where he is also a staff writer.

“Authoritarians also dispense largesse, but they do it by their own whims, rather than pursuant to any system or legal rule,” Toobin continued. “The point of authoritarianism is to concentrate power in the ruler, so the world knows that all actions, good and bad, harsh and generous, come from a single source.”…’

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One thought on “‘The Real Lesson’ Of Donald Trump’s Pardons

  1. Rich 20 Feb 20 / 9.43 am

    So nice of Jeffrey to cover all the bases, that is make the case Trump can do just about anything and his conduct will be interpreted as creeping authoritarianism. How would you handle a group of people hellbent on convincing you and the rest of us that not only are you crazy but you also deserve the horrific treatment coming your way from your tormentors?

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