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MSNBC Guest Says Trump In Second Term Could ‘Turn Off The Internet’

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Miles Taylor, a former member of the “resistance” in the Trump administration, expressed concerns on MSNBC that if Donald Trump were to be re-elected, he could potentially abuse presidential powers to manipulate government levers, including using emergency powers to shut down companies, turn off the internet, or deploy the military on U.S. soil.

He also mentioned a “doomsday book” inside the White House that could be used for domestic political purposes.

Taylor’s worries align with those of other Trump critics, such as Liz Cheney and Michael Cohen, who have also predicted negative outcomes from a potential second Trump presidency. (Trending: Democrat Excludes White People From Holiday Party In Controversial Email)

“You’ve worked in government. What scares you the most?” the MSNBC host questioned Taylor.

“The possibilities are almost limitless,” Taylor said.

“The biggest concerns for me are on the national security side. I think Americans still don’t understand the full extent of the president’s powers, and things Donald Trump could do, bubble-wrapped in legalese, that could be damaging to the republic.”

“It’s the president’s most extraordinary powers,” Taylor said of the “doomsday book,” emphasizing that it “could be picked up by Trump and used for domestic political purposes.”

“He could invoke powers we’ve never heard a President of the United States invoke – potentially to shut down companies or turn off the internet or deploy the U.S. military on U.S. soil,” he said.

“We don’t know, because the things that are in there, the emergency powers of the president, aren’t widely known to the American people.”

“That’s a big worry for people like me and others who worry about what he could do. But that weaponization of government could extend across the interagency to places we haven’t seen it before – the Department of Education, the Department of Veterans Affairs – ways to wield that power and those budgets to help his allies and to hurt his enemies,” he added.

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