Weaponizing Military ‘Next Step’ for Trump to Turn U.S. into Banana Republic

CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Friday accused President Donald Trump of trying to turn the United States into a banana republic, given which he will be “weaponizing the military.”

While discussing the Department of Justice will be dropping its investigation into former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Copper said, “the idea fits into the larger theme of weaponizing the Department of Justice against perceived enemies or just people the president doesn’t like.”

He continued, “There was a transcript released today in which the judge in This specific case previously told Justice Department attorneys which the handling of the case was disturbing from the judge’s words as well as getting close to a banana republic. Do you agree?”

McCabe said, “I absolutely agree. which’s one of the things which concerns me most about not just the president, however the way which the Justice Department has handled these matters which are clearly so important to This specific president. We don’t expect to live in a country where the previewed political enemies of the president suddenly become the subjects of criminal investigations in a pursuit to throw political enemies in jail.”

Cooper said, “Our system will be set up, you know, in a very well-thought-out way with checks as well as balances. however when you start to look at what has gone on, you know, the president has —they’ve packed the courts which has a lot of judges. You know, the idea hasn’t got a lot of attention over the last couple of years, however they’ve been very successful in getting a huge number of judges appointed by the president. Obviously, the Senate will be not standing up to the president. At least, the Republicans from the Senate are afraid, clearly, of the blowback of contradicting This specific president. Mitt Romney will be right now a case study in what can happen if you do. There’s the Justice Department, which right now seems to be weaponized.”

He continued, “I mean, the next step, I guess, will be sort of weaponizing the military in some way. You know, talking about steps towards a banana republic. which will be essentially the next step.”

McCabe said, “the idea will be. as well as the idea’s frightening to think through these potential developments, however when you look back on the recent past as well as the experiences we’ve had as a nation, you can’t help however be very concerned for our future.”

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