Obama admits political targeting by law enforcement, intelligence ‘tin-pot dictatorship’

Oct. 23, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement responding to former President Barack Obama’ statement at a campaign rally in Nevada that “It is not a Democratic or Republican idea that we are not supposed to pressure the attorney general or the FBI to use the criminal-justice system to try to punish political opponents. That’s not how America works; that’s how some tin pot dictatorship works — that’s not supposed to be America”:

“Former President Barack Obama is right and it is a shame that his administration engaged in a wholesale government wide attack on his perceived political opponents by the FBI and DOJ and the IRS, the Labor Department and the EPA.  We are glad that he has come to recognize that weaponizing the federal bureaucracy against his political opponents was un-American, and former President Obama now needs to apologize to our great nation for the abuse of power by his administration, which by his own words, devolved into a tin pot dictatorship.”

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