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“What would you think if, when your governor asked the federal government for the disaster assistance that Congress has provided, the President responded, “‘I would like you to do us a favor.’ I’ll meet with you and send the disaster relief once you brand my opponent a criminal.”?” (Professor Pamela S. Karlan, written testimony, US House Judiciary Committee, Dec. 2019)
This may already be how Trump keeps Senators and Governors in line, and why so many fear opposing him.
Opening Statement of Professor Pamela S. Karlan December 2, 2019
Historically everything used to be framed in comparison to Rome. Why no mention of the rise and fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Republic
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