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Will President Trump Prosecute His Political Enemies? Q&A with Popehat's Ken White

Hopefully, federal "dysfunction and incompetence" will undermine any attempts at vengeance.


"The mechanisms are there [for Donald Trump to go after political enemies]," says Ken White. "But generally the system trends more towards dysfunction and incompetence than it does towards effective manipulation, and my hope is [he'll talk] big and ha[ve] big dreams [without] really accomplish[ing] anything."

White is an L.A.-based defense attorney, a former assistant U.S. Attorney (1995 to 2001), a Reason contributing editor, and the lead writer at the popular libertarian legal blog, Popehat. He talked with Nick Gillespie about what President Trump will mean for our federal criminal justice system.

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