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Amid the Chaos, Trump's Appointees Push His Agenda - by Jeffrey Toobin

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'The executive branch bureaucracy lumbers forward, pushing the incumbent’s policy agenda.2 new initiatives demonstrate how Trump’s appointees are advancing the goals of his Presidency. The end of criminal-justice reform. AG Sessions has issued new guidance to federal prosecutors, demanding that they pursue the longest possible sentences in narcotics prosecutions, reversing an Obama Administration policy that gave local U.S. Attorneys’ offices more discretion.Voter suppression in the guise of voter integrity. There is no more cynical undertaking in contemporary American politics than the effort to restrict voters from casting their ballots. A few days after Trump was inaugurated, he  promised to set up a commission to look into the nonexistent problem of voter fraud, which he has now done, with an executive order. '

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