WORLD New Trump scandal undermines US democratic foundations: CNN


New Trump scandal undermines US democratic foundations: CNN


17:06, June 18, 2021

Former U.S. President Donald Trump boards Marine One at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2021. (Photo: CFP)

New scandal about Trump administration's abuse of Justice Department powers to target his political opponents shows the depth of his assault on America's democratic foundations, CNN has reported.

The new revelations "underscore just how far the ex-President went to destroy cherished principles of American republican government," said a CNN report released last week.

"The structures of U.S. government are fragile and the guardrails that separate a President from wielding absolute, almost monarchial power are often only as strong as a commander-in-chief's respect for democracy itself," said the report.

If the president is aberrant, those power restraints will be far less effective, it said.

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