Ex-Clinton campaign aide fears Trump could 'weaponize the federal government' against next nominee

A former Clinton campaign aide said that he fears that President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE could “weaponize” the federal government against the eventual 2020 Democratic nominee. 

“Last time, he had the right-wing conspiracy media to boost his chants of ‘lock her up,’ but this time he’s going to actually weaponize the federal government against our nominee,” Jesse Ferguson, a senior spokesman for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, told Politico in an article published Friday. 

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The news outlet reports that some campaign aides believe that next year Trump could use a strategy similar to his “Crooked Hillary” mantra in 2016. 

The president has repeatedly called for government investigations of his rivals, beginning with Clinton.

Trump’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiSunday shows preview: Protests against George Floyd’s death, police brutality rock the nation for a second week Piers Morgan, Rudy Giuliani in furious debate over Trump: ‘You sound completely barking mad’ Rudy Giuliani calls on Cuomo to remove Bill de Blasio MORE on Thursday called for an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE’s alleged conflicts of interest. Giuliani’s statement follows the Wednesday publication of a New York Times article that discusses Biden’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to dismiss a prosecutor accused of corruption.  

Click Here: los jaguares argentinaBiden’s younger son, Hunter Biden, served on the board of a company the prosecutor was probing, the Times reported. The Biden campaign told the newspaper that Hunter Biden’s work was not connected to his father’s efforts.  Giuliani has also proposed investigating the Biden-Ukraine incident as part of an investigation into how the probe into potential ties between Trump and Russia began, according to Politico. Attorney General William BarrBill BarrMilley discussed resigning from post after Trump photo-op: report OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ MORE told Congress this week that he would look into the Russia investigation’s origin. 

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