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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Here It Comes (Updated)

If you had any doubts as to the authoritarianism in the Trump administration, watch this video of Stephen Miller's statements on presidential authority. (Can't embed; follow the link.)

From Face the Nation, here's a sample of what I'm talking about:

It's not just the words; look at his face. Yipes.

From Think Progress, via Tom Sullivan at Hullabaloo, the meat:

“I think that it’s been an important reminder to all Americans that we have a judiciary that has taken far too much power and become in many cases a supreme branch of government,” Miller told John Dickerson of CBS News, as first noted by Will Saletan of Slate. “The end result of this, though, is that our opponents, the media, and the whole world will soon see, as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.
(Emphasis added.)

Update: For more on Miller, here's a profile at Mother Jones.

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