There have been many bad choices and personnel decisions made by President Trump, but arguably the worst is the choosing of Jeff Sessions to lead the Department of Justice as attorney general of the United States.
Sessions has the most horrific totalitarian instincts of anyone in the White House.
This is the latest from the Washington Post:
The Justice Department announced a new federal policy Wednesday to help state and local police take cash and property from people suspected of a crime, even without a criminal charge, reversing an Obama administration rule prompted by past abuse by police.Yeah right, safeguards. Like the FISA safeguards that prevented the FBI from spying on the Trump presidential campaign.
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein said the Justice Department will include more safeguards to prevent the kind of problems that have been documented in the past. Police departments will be required to provide details to the Justice Department about probable cause for seizures, and federal officials will have to more quickly inform property owners about their rights and the status of the seizures.
Just think about this for a minute. This is a new policy that takes cash and property from people before they are convicted. This means among other things that they may not be able to hire adequate defense to defend themselves against the resources of the state.
It is just one more step toward what Edward Snowden has called the setting up of a turnkey system for full out totalitarianism.
Even neoconservatives recognize how dangerous this is:
-Robert WenzelThis is bad, bad, bad, bad, bad. Also: BAD==>— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 4, 2018
Sessions greenlights police to seize cash, property from people suspected of crimes but not charged https://t.co/NibUbDpFAn