The Death of Democracy

15BECABE-C7F4-4FFD-863E-663978375770Wait!” Josh exclaimed. “Are you serious?”

“Unfortunately, I am,” Lauren said. “The Justice Department is dropping the charges against Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts during the presidential transition. It’s a stunning reversal by the DOJ in its case against Flynn, even though he was convicted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Mueller had put together a detailed outline of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and Flynn’s role in it.”

Josh shook his head and sighed. “It’s all politics, these days,” he said. “Trump, thanks to Barr, McConnell, and all of the Republican ass-lickers in Congress, is getting away with anything and everything.”

“What else is new?” Lauren asked. “Democracy in America died in November 2016 and Trump is now acting like he’s the king.”

Written for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration (wait), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (outline), The Daily Spur (politics), and Word of the Day Challenge (new).

14 thoughts on “The Death of Democracy

    • Fandango May 7, 2020 / 11:04 pm

      Unfortunately, with Barr as AG and with the GOP controlling the Senate, nothing will change unless Trump is voted out of office and the Dems win the Senate. And, of course, there’s always the possibility (or likelihood?) that Trump won’t accept the outcome of the election and, if that happens…well, let’s not think about that. It’s too upsetting.

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  1. Marleen May 7, 2020 / 4:28 pm

    Things are not looking good at all.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Marilyn Armstrong May 7, 2020 / 10:38 pm

    You know, worrying about Trump is bad enough, but worrying about this virus is worse. The two together are no making happy.

    Liked by 2 people

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