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Our Constitution says no one is above the law, not even the president of the United States.

President Donald Trump has consistently tried to politicize the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to his own advantage, as his own private guardian and defender, like the Praetorian Guard of a Roman emperor. Trump’s childish mind believes the DOJ and FBI should shutdown all the meanies investigating his alleged obstruction of justice or Russian involvement in his campaign.

Trump tried to obtain a loyalty oath from FBI director James Comey, when he asked him to go easy on his national security adviser. When Comey didn’t, he fired him.

He told DOJ, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, not to recuse himself from overseeing the Russian investigation, and when he did, he accused him of “disloyalty.”

During a meeting last May, Trump unethically asked Andrew McCabe, the deputy FBI director, how he voted in the presidential election? McCabe said he didn’t vote.

Trump asked DOJ, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in December, are you, “on my team?” Rosenstein is the highest DOJ official in charge of the Russia investigation.

Some of Trump’s Republican lackeys modified a top-secret memorandum on a party-line vote to discredit the FBI, and the DOJ, as a way to publicly smear the Russia investigation. The FBI expressed “grave concerns, fearing it would reveal investigative methods. The Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee pushed for its release. Trump, hoping the document will undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, released it. Did that decision make matters only worse?

I think Trump believes the law; is for wusses and wimps and he is above it. The administration of justice must be fair and nonpolitical in order to prevent tyranny. Democrats need to focus on retaking Congress in November.

Larry Larsen, Mandan

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