MSNBC Legal Analyst: A.G. Sessions ‘Targets’ Black Men While Letting ‘Rich White Dudes’ from Russia ‘Take Over’
MSNBC Legal Analyst: AG Sessions "Targets" Black Men While Letting "Rich White Dudes" From Russia "Take Over" (RealClearPolitics)
On Monday's edition of 'Hardball,' MSNBC legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler made the argument that Republicans don't see any problem with crimes, as long as it is conducted by "rich white dudes" like those who are suspects in the Trump-Russia scandal.
PAUL BUTLER: You know Chris, today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions did another one of his 'Tough On Crime' speeches where he says he wants to bring back the war on drugs, and stop and frisk, and all these policies that target young black men.
And when you compare that to the way the Republicans respond to Donald Trump and this [Russia] investigation, where, frankly, all of the targets are rich white dudes, the Trump folks are all like, well, we don’t see the problem with that. What’s wrong with conspiring with the US’ sworn enemy to take over and subvert our democracy? Well, fortunately, Special Counsel Bob Mueller shouldn’t go by that double standard. I think he’ll go by the US federal criminal code, which makes what Donald Trump Jr. is alleged to have done a federal crime.