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Quote From President Obama To US Attorneys Emerges Online—And We Miss The Old Days

Quote From President Obama To US Attorneys Emerges Online—And We Miss The Old Days
Updated 5 months ago

The President appoints members of the Justice Department, but he doesn't directly control them. This detail about the Rule of Law has gotten a lot of attention recently as Robert Mueller's special counsel investigates the possibility that President Trump obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey, among other things. The President seems determined to exert control over what his Justice Department investigates.

This quote from President Obama, which one of his U.S. attorneys shared, is on point:

The quote made many people remember the Obama era fondly:

The political landscape has changed so much since last year...

Obama chose his words with intense care:

It's not quite the same with President Trump. For instance, the following is an excerpt from his recent interview with the New York Times, in which he discusses his changes to Obamacare.

So now I have associations, I have private insurance companies coming and will sell private health care plans to people through associations. That’s gonna be millions and millions of people. People have no idea how big that is. And by the way, and for that, we’ve ended across state lines. So we have competition. You know for that I’m allowed to [inaudible] state lines. So that’s all done.Now I’ve ended the individual mandate. And the other thing I wish you’d tell people. So when I do this, and we’ve got health care, you know, McCain did his vote.... We’ve created associations, millions of people are joining associations. Millions. That were formerly in Obamacare or didn’t have insurance. Or didn’t have health care. Millions of people. That’s gonna be a big bill, you watch. It could be as high as 50 percent of the people. You watch. So that’s a big thing. And the individual mandate. So now you have associations, and people don’t even talk about the associations. That could be half the people are going to be joining up. … With private [inaudible]. So now you have associations and the individual mandate.


During that same interview, Trump commented on his relationship with the Department of Justice:

In the words of Joni Mitchell, "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."

H/T - Twitter, Vox