Opinion: The Rule of Law is Dead


Donald J Trump

We are watching the rule of law collapse in real time.

It is no surprise that President Trump on Tuesday meddled in the federal case against his friend Roger Stone — who is convicted of sabotaging an investigation against Trump himself — declaring that a nine-year sentencing recommendation by Department of Justice lawyers was “very unfair” and adding that he “cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!”

It is no surprise that the Department of Justice — led by Trump’s unendingly faithful servant, Attorney General William Barr — responded to Trump’s tweet by reversing itself, instead recommending that Stone serve only an “unspecified” amount of time in prison.

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