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Donald Trump has a problem with politicians, regardless of party or ideological predisposition. He is constantly reminding his followers and others that he is a politician only reluctantly and his actions as a candidate clearly indicate that he is far more interested in destroying the current political establishment and replacing it with an organization that only he is capable of running. There is a good reason, no three good reasons why he does not trust politicians and he need look no further than those to whom he associates with: the three stooges of blind ambition, Jeff Sessions, Chris Christie, and Rudy Giuliani.

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If you are one of those who is still undecided about whom to cast your vote for next month for President, consider what an unconventional Trump Administration might look like from the standpoint of the law.

His distaste for politicians has not stopped him from relying on advice from certain politicians, current and former, who have decided that creating a government in the image and likeness of The Donald is preferable to the democratic system so carefully outlined by the Founding Fathers. Three of those characters that have hitched their futures to Trump include a New Jersey Governor who will be lucky to avoid indictment for gross abuse of power and jeopardizing public safety, a former New York Mayor who has virtually lost his mind, and an Alabama Senator who was a former State Attorney General, a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama and was nominated by President Ronald Reagan for a judgeship on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama but was never confirmed.

All three served as prosecutors during their respective illustrious political careers and it is not unreasonable to assume that each would play a rather significant role in the administration of justice in a Trump Administration. It is also not far-fetched to think Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama might be considered to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat.

If you are one of those who is still undecided about whom to cast your vote for next month for President, consider what an unconventional Trump Administration might look like from the standpoint of the law. The distinguished Senator from Alabama cannot definitively say that grabbing a woman’s genitals would constitute sexual assault. It is difficult to find any legal precedent that would support this position. While this twisted interpretation from a former Alabama Attorney General and current U.S. Senator most likely would not hold favor with either Governor Christie, a former U.S. Attorney in New Jersey, or Mayor Giuliani, a former U.S. Attorney in New York, both are steadfastly standing by their candidate and continue to support his candidacy. Neither are sufficiently bothered by the candidate’s judgment or history of disrespect for women to join the chorus of establishment Republican officials voicing their disgust and objection to his continuing position atop the Presidential ticket.

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What is so maddening about this current situation is the fact that all three politicians represent what is wrong with our political system, namely the subjugation of public service to individual interest. They all are placing their personal interests above that of the nation. It is absolutely frightening to countenance the prospect of these individuals making decisions that would affect our judicial system. If this does not scare you consider that one of these characters could possibly be aiming for the chief law enforcement authority in the land, that of Attorney General of the United States.

Heading the Department of Justice there is likely to be pressure to fulfill a pledge made last night in the Presidential debate that a President Trump would attempt to put his opponent in jail. The banana Republican nature of such action is enough to send chills up and down the spine of patriots of either party. In this instance Giuliani has been all over the news cycle laying out a case for prosecuting the Democratic nominee, comparing her transgressions to Martha Stewart, who served time in prison for lying to the FBI.

These are not the considered judgments of reasonable and serious public servants but rather the callous political calculations of a desperate campaign headed by an authoritarian narcissist bent on forcing himself upon an unsuspecting public. It represents an assault upon the integrity and good nature of the nation and its people. More importantly, however, it represents another affront to a woman, Lady Justice. By stripping her of her blindfold we expose her to the perversion that is Donald Trump. The ultimate degradation would truly upend the long-cherished notion that this is a nation of laws and not men, literally and figuratively. We must not allow that to happen.

In all likelihood we are probably facing a new bout of revelations that will further despoil a once proud GOP. Donald Trump is a malignant cancer upon the American system of governance and jurisprudence and one can only hope that his brand of cynicism will shortly be an unwelcomed reminder of the damage that can be wrought by a campaign fueled by fear. The only positive thing about his campaign is the fact that soon it will be over.

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