How Donald Trump would destroy the rule of law in America

Donald Trump is the law-and-order candidate. Except for the law part.

Donald Trump has his own definition of law and order.
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With visions of a perp walk dancing in their heads, many Republicans likely agree with their vice presidential nominee, Mike Pence, that a highlight of Sunday's presidential debate was Donald Trump threatening to unleash the Justice Department on Hillary Clinton. If elected, Trump promised to "instruct the attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look" at Clinton's email issues, later adding that if he were already president, she would "be in jail."

Now, maybe Trump was just reaffirming his stance as a no-nonsense, "law-and-order" candidate. In a Trump administration, there would be no special breaks for the high-ranking or high-born. All would be equal before the law.

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