“Trump is an authoritarian,” says Ruth Ben-Ghiat. “And when he says that Comey wasn’t doing his job, he means Comey was obstructing him from using the office of the presidency to further his personal goals, because authoritarians believe that the institutions should serve them and not the other way around.”
As more details come to light about President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, which reportedly came just days after he asked the Justice Department for more resources to expand the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election, we speak with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a…
Getting rid of the census director and cutting their budget will make it that much easier for Trump and the Republicans to skew the 2020 census which is used to redistrict the House of Representative. Another decade of GOP here we come!
John H. Thompson, who has served as director since 2013, will leave on June 30.
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