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Senator desires DOJ motion towards author over MAGA article



If you would like a style of what freedom of the press will appear to be underneath a MAGA dictatorship, look no additional than GOP Sen. Jack Vance’s demand that the Justice Division launch a legal investigation towards a Washington Publish columnist who wrote a chunk warning of a MAGA dictatorship.

Vance, who rose to prominence after his e book Hillbilly Elegy turned a bestseller, advised Fox Information that Robert Kagan incited “open revolt” towards the US for his opinion piece titled, “A Trump dictatorship is more and more inevitable. We must always cease pretending.”

In his piece, Kagan wrote, “Resistance might come from the governors of predominantly Democratic states resembling California and New York by means of a type of nullification. States with Democratic governors and statehouses might refuse to acknowledge the authority of a tyrannical federal authorities. That’s at all times an possibility in our federal system.”

Vance’s demand letter to Legal professional Normal Merrick Garland stated:

“As you understand, prosecutors within the Division of Justice have embraced a number of stunningly broad interpretations of federal legislation of their bid to ensnare President Trump in legal wrongdoing. For instance, prosecutors … argue that President Trump has conspired to ‘threaten’ or ‘intimidate’ a number of individuals of their free train of the ‘proper to vote, and to have one’s vote counted.’ By that customary, I wish to know whether or not a supporter of President Trump could be ‘intimidate[d]’ into foregoing the correct to vote after studying that Robert Kagan has inspired massive blue states to insurgent towards the US if Trump is elected. If that’s the case, I’m wondering additional whether or not the editors of The Washington Publish, having put Kagan’s name to arms in print, may need conspired to suppress the vote.”

If Trump is victorious, we’ll see much more of this sort of harassment towards journalists.

From Uncooked Story:

Vance’s demand to prosecute an opinion columnist comes as allies of Trump are ramping up their threats to curtail press freedom underneath a second Trump time period. Kash Patel, a prime safety official within the Trump administration, threatened that Trump will “come after” reporters and different “conspirators” in media who “helped Joe Biden rig presidential elections.”



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