Early in the campaign for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, I stated that I believed Donald Trump was a fascist.
Since the end of May, demonstrators opposing police violence and white supremacy have thronged the streets of Portland, Oregon, clashing with law enforcement officers. Last week, aspiring autocrat Donald Trump escalated the situation by announcing that he would be sending federal agents around the country to assert his authority through acts of violence against protesters.
As Trump threatens secret police deployment nationwide, Democrats debate expanding surveillance powers and new money for DHS
The rogue deployment of secret federal police forces in Portland, Oregon, has added a new complication to negotiations over reauthorizing the Trump administration’s vast surveillance powers and appropriating new money for the Department of Homeland Security.