When President Trump tweeted that he would “demand” an investigation by the Department of Justice of its own investigation of the Trump-Russia campaign links, our country drew one step closer to fascism by our autocratic leader.

Demands are not usually issued by normal presidents, and as we have seen, Trump’s corrupt behavior is clinically abnormal. On the other hand, autocrats who dismiss democracy as a way of life would demand that their uninsured grandmothers would pay their last penny for health care.

It will probably get worse as word filters out of the Mueller probe that the special counsel is getting awfully close to releasing the muck turned up in the year-long search that has already produced admissions of guilt and indictments of Trump’s sycophantic mercenaries.

May we hope that America’s greatness will finally rise above Trump’s gangland regime?