Ari Melber Blasts Trump’s DOJ Threats: We’re Not an ‘Authoritarian Regime’

“The breaking news right now is not a drill.”

MSNBC’s Ari Melber opened his show tonight warning about President Trump “openly musing about pushing the DOJ to investigate or prosecute political opponents.”

The President has been saying he’s “disappointed” that the DOJ isn’t looking at the Democrats or Hillary Clinton.

“Presidents don’t have the power to individually prosecute for good reason,” Melber said. “That is really what authoritarian regimes do.”

He said it would be illegal if this is “an actual attempt to target opponents or obstruct justice.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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