DOJ: “Donald Trump and his allies have begun mapping out specific plans for using the federal government to punish critics and opponents should he win a second term, with the former president naming individuals he wants to investigate or prosecute and his associates drafting plans to potentially invoke the Insurrection Act on his first day in office to allow him to deploy the military against civil demonstrations.

In private, Trump has told advisers and friends in recent months that he wants the Justice Department to investigate onetime officials and allies who have become critical of his time in office…

Trump has also talked of prosecuting officials at the FBI and Justice Department, a person familiar with the matter said. In public, Trump has vowed to appoint a special prosecutor to ‘go after’ President Biden and his family.”

-Isaac Arnsdorf, Josh Dawsey and Devlin Barrett, “Trump and allies plot revenge, Justice Department control in a second term,” washingtonpost.com, November 6, 2023

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