In a definitely noteworthy development in the Trump Administration’s ongoing campaign to suppress free speech, the Department of Justice recently announced that it would be taking AT&T and Time Warner to court over their planned merger.
There’s a complicating factor here — Time Warner’s ownership of CNN, which Trump has long expressed his disdain for, has been widely seen as central to the Trump Administration’s refusal to permit the merger. That means that the president has now taken his war with the free press to the courts, seeking to have his say over CNN’s future.
On Saturday night, Trump yet again went after CNN on Twitter, but with the recent development in the debacle over the proposed AT&T – Time Warner merger in mind, his tweets take on a new — and possibly incriminating — significance.
Attacking CNN in a new way, he belligerently asserted that CNN International is a poor representative of the U.S. abroad, since they are “still a major source of (Fake) news.”
Former Obama ethics lawyer Norm Eisen fired right back at the president with a simple observation — his words against CNN could very easily be used against him in court, proving his ill intent.
Eisen wrote on Twitter:
‘Dear Dodo-in-Chief: u realize that this tweet is going 2be an exhibit against u in the DOJ -TimeWarner antitrust case right? It also smacks of collusion since u did it on day when Vlad cracked down on US networks. For that reason, it may open u to other civil liability. G’night!’
It’s not as though Trump has proven himself to be very legally savvy in the past.