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Trump's Lawyers & The Rule of Law -- Part I - by Steven Harper

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"Americans would do well to remember that no single person can create an autocracy; it requires help from others. Whether by sins of omission or commission, lawyers who encourage the systematic erosion of public trust in federal judges are a would-be autocrat’s allies. Upon admission to the bar, the lawyers surrounding  Trump swore fealty to the US Constitution. Whatever they’re saying to him privately, their public defense of his indefensible assault on the judiciary is no joke, and they know it. They understand the separation of powers and know that checks and balances preserve a fragile system. And they realize that no one with a legal degree should aid or abet a presidential effort to undermine the US Constitution.Trump is playing with fire and his lawyers are fanning the flames. In the end, the nation will suffer the burns."

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