Today Trump gave his “Attorney General” Barr (who has shown himself to be a loyal political Trump lapdog), the superpower of declassifying any information that he wants and releasing it as he wants. This will very likely be used in a cherry picking fashion to mislead the public and to support some of Trump’s craziest narratives about elements of the govt committing treason in an attempted coup against him. This new power bequeathed upon Barr could be used to undermine the truth in any fashion that he wants, to achieve just about any aim. Barr has already shown that he is eager to misrepresent the truth by how he supplied the very misleading 4 pages of his about the Mueller report and then leaving that as the only indicator of the truth while holding up the release of the actual report for a month.
This comes on the heels of Trump over-riding Congress to give Billions of military hardware to the Saudis. And of course it is another breakdown of our system of checks and balances that is occurring, such as Trump’s blocking EVERY attempt by the House to investigate him, by denying, requests, subpoenas, and by keeping anyone he can from testifying before Congress. And by pursuing interminable delaying tactics thru the courts. (Not to mention Trump’s recent declaration that he would not allow anything to go thru Congress while they are pursuing any oversight activities of him.)
Trump is gradually becoming more and more effective at undermining our system of govt. If he is given enough reigns I expect that he will complete his apparent objective of becoming our autocrat, at some point.
Hopefully we can hold out to the 2020 election. But if he gets past that, we better start learning how to spell “Zieg Heil!”