The newly founded group United to Protect Democracy has increased their attacks on the Trump administration, already filing over 50 Freedom of Information Act requests in an effort to bring down our new government.
In case you haven’t heard of them before, they are a group of lawyers who worked for the former Obama administration who are now unemployed. Banding together they have formed the group called United to Protect Democracy (UPD) who’s goal is to ‘to hold the President and the Executive Branch accountable to the laws and longstanding practices that have protected our democracy through both Democratic and Republican Administrations.’
What that means in plain English is to undermine and eventually bring down President Trump and his new government. Right now they are on a drive to raise money for their attacks (and to pay their salary) and are asking for donations on their website.
The groups leader is Ian Bassin who said during an resent interview with Politico that, “As people who had the privilege of serving at the highest level of our government, we understand those guardrails, where people might come up against them and what the tools are that we have as private citizens to hold our government accountable.”
The group derives it’s name from expression an in Obama’s farewell address, as it’s clear they want to continue with Obama’s failed policies, but just how far are they willing to go?
From their website they say that, ‘our country is at risk of sliding toward a modern form of authoritarianism.’ Then they go on saying, ‘We the People, armed with our Constitution and the rule of law, can act to stop it.’
This group of former White House and Administration lawyers claim to be the only ones able to safe guard America, writing on their website, ‘As we were the ones tasked with implementing and enforcing the norms that have constrained presidential power for decades, we know what those guardrails are and when those in power may be tempted to violate them. As we defended past presidents against legitimate oversight and illegitimate attacks, we also know how to leverage tools outside government to prevent the exploitation of power within it. One thing that we know about those tools, however, is they require an engaged public—they require all of us to unite to make them effective.’
We certainly haven’t seen them trying to protect President Trump from any and all illegitimate attacks from the media and other politicians!
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