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Donald Trump wants to control the Justice Department and FBI. His allies have a plan

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2024
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Some of Donald Trump's allies are assembling proposals to curtail the Justice Department's independence and turn the nation's top law enforcement body into an attack dog for conservative causes, nine people involved in the effort told Reuters.

If successful, the overhaul could represent one of the most consequential actions of a second Trump presidency given the Justice Department's role in protecting democratic institutions and upholding the rule of law.

It would also mark a dramatic departure from the department's mission statement which identifies "independence and impartiality" as core values.


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