Trump fires Comey —now what? A lesson from Russia.
Anna Lind-Guzik
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Brian Klaas’s Vice article at https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/i-study-authoritarian-despots-and-trump-is-borrowing-a-lot-of-their-tactics is helpful on issue of Trump’s authoritarianism. Klaas argues that Trump consciously or consciously borrows a lot of tactics that would-be authoritarians use to consolidate power, e.g., claiming a massive level of fraudulent voting and using such as a pretext to enact voter-suppression laws (Trump is already doing this). Trump’s firing of Comey along with Trump’s admission on May 11 that he fired Comey partly because of the FBI’s investigations into Trump’s 2016 campaign will be DJT’s undoing (i.e., DJT confessed to obstructing justice). GOP is simply waiting for the results of the 2018 midterms to decide what to do about Trump.

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