Commander-In-Chief Donald Trump Will Have Terrifying Powers. Thanks, Obama.

Democrats who defended the extraordinary expansion of executive power under President Obama may suddenly be having second thoughts. The Democrats went silent on executive overreach when Obama was elected. When the New York Times revealed Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program in 2005, 60 percent of registered Democrats thought the program was “unacceptable.” But after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed a dramatically larger surveillance apparatus in 2013, a 61 percent of Democrats said the opposite – presumably because they trusted the man in charge.

Publisher: The Intercept | Author: Alex Emmons

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democrats, donald trump, executive powers, nsa, and obama
DATE PUBLISHED
2016-11-12 (Modified: 2016-11-12)

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