‘Constitutional Crisis Already Here’: With Mueller at Risk and Free Press Attacked, Warnings Trump Era ‘Entering Dangerous New Phase’
After President Donald Trump tore through a “red line” on Wednesday by immediately replacing fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Matthew Whitaker—a fervent loyalist who has openly called for the defunding of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe—lawmakers, legal experts, and progressive analysts argued that Trump’s presidency has now entered “a dangerous new phase” that many described as a full-blown Constitutional crisis.
Just hours after this move, the Trump administration stripped the press credentials of well-known White House journalist in a move that was denounced as a “clear attack on the First Amendment.”
“I don’t think Dems in Congress understand that the constitutional crisis is already here.”
“In less than 24 hours after the midterms, Trump has already: 1) Ousted Sessions, installing a lackey at the Justice department. 2) Berated the press. 3) Attacked House Democrats,” University of California, Berkeley professor Robert Reich noted in a tweet on Wednesday. “We are entering a dangerous new phase of his presidency.