........Trump: "Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World countries. Sadly, America has now become one of those countries, corrupt at a level not seen before...We are a nation in decline. We are a failing nation...We are a nation that in many ways has become a joke."....Fox host Mark Levin: "The FBI is corrupt...The worst attack on this republic in modern history. Period."....Fox News' Jesse Watters: "What the FBI is probably doing is planting evidence...We also have a hunch that they doctored evidence to get the warrant."....House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on AG Merrick Garland: "Preserve your documents and clear your calendar."....Jeanine Pirro on the FBI: "Everything you've done regarding Donald Trump has been illegal, illegitimate, and immoral....And it's not Donald Trump's fault, it's their fault."....FL state Rep. Anthony Sabatini: "Sever all ties with the DOJ immediately. Any FBI agent conducting law enforcement functions outside the purview of our State should be arrested on sight."....Rep. Matt Gaetz: "This administrative state has been weaponized against our people in a very fascist way."....Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: "DEFUND THE FBI!"....Rep. Jim Jordan on Mar-a-Lago raid: "One of the most frightening things I've ever seen in our country."....Sen. Rick Scott: "The way our federal government has gone is like what we thought about the Gestapo, people like that, that they just go after people. What we thought about the Soviet Union. We have got to say, 'We're a country of laws.'"....former GOP presidential candidate Joe Walsh: "The Republican Party can never, ever again call themselves the party of law and order. Never again."....Rep. Elise Stefanik: "If the FBI can raid a U.S. President, imagine what they can do to you."....Paul Graham: "The only thing worse than a country where the police can raid a former president is one where they can't."....far right influencer and "Pizzagate" conspiracist Jack Posobiec: "The federal state has declared war...Lead, follow, or get out of the way. Leviathan has awoken. Welcome to the end game."...Molly Jong-Fast: "The idea that you can't hold Trump accountable because his supporters might be mad at you is one of the stupidest ideas I've heard."....Sarah Huckabee Sanders (11-3-16): "When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing."....Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley in unsent letter of resignation, to Trump: "You don't understand what [WWII] was all about. In fact, you subscribe to many of the principles that we fought against. And I cannot be a party to that."....Jon Stewart: "The Senate is where accountability goes to die."....Tucker Carlson on Stewart: "Looks like a homeless mental patient. He's shrinking and disheveled. And very short. Really short. Too short to date. Was he always that short? What happened?"....Slate headline: "'Peak Trump' Reached as Ex-President Appears Concurrently in News Stories About Both Toilets and Hitler."....Andy Richter: "They're coming for your stolen Federal documents next!"....Jonathan Reiner on Trump: "I like people who weren't raided by the FBI."....Stephen Colbert: "Okay, GOP, you win; we should arrest whoever appointed FBI Director Christopher Wray."....Sean Hannity on climate change: "If the world is gonna end in 12 years, I say the hell with it all. Let's have one big party for the last 10 years and then we'll all go home and see Jesus together, or at least half of us will."....Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart: "What's happened here in America is we've lost the groove."....
Doonesbury April 22, 2018
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