Really Have to Wonder About the NYT’s Judgment

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November 12, 2016 6:34 p.m.

TPM Reader ER just flagged this to me. From The New York Times

Chants of “lock her up” became a frequent rallying cry at Trump campaign events, and Mr. Trump told Mrs. Clinton at the second presidential debate that if elected, he would instruct his attorney general “to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation because there has never been so many lies, so much deception.”

If he were president, he told her, “you’d be in jail.” That threat unnerved both Republican and Democratic legal analysts.

The decision he faces echoes one confronted by Mr. Obama and his first attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., over whether to investigate Bush administration officials for extreme interrogation tactics against terrorism suspects that the Obama administration later deemed to be torture.

The fact that this is even still being discussed is shocking. But that’s a Trump issue. The idea that the Times would equate these two matters in this way shows an almost mind-boggling failure of editorial and legal judgment.

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