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Congressional Republicans forced through a wildly unpopular tax plan that will act as policy steroids for extreme wealth inequality, a provision of that same bill will likely destabilize national healthcare markets and force millions of additional people to go without insurance, the president of the United States is tweeting threats about nuclear war (again), excerpts from a book about the ways in which Donald Trump is incompetent, malicious, and maybe senile are currently making the rounds, and the Republican Party’s base is dying of old age. What to do if you are a member of the current administration hoping to turn things around?

Maybe you play the hits.

From the Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff:

An ally of Attorney General Jeff Sessions who is familiar with the thinking at the Justice Department’s Washington headquarters described it as an effort to gather new details on how Clinton and her aides handled classified material. Officials’ questions include how much classified information was sent over Clinton’s server; who put that information into an unclassified environment, and how; and which investigators knew about these matters and when. The Sessions ally also said officials have questions about immunity agreements that Clinton aides may have made. [...]

Conservatives said the revelation that Justice Department officials are looking at Clinton’s email server comes as a relief.

“Clearly, that’s the least they can be doing, is asking some of these questions,” said Tom Fitton, who heads Judicial Watch. “I think there’s enough there to re-initiate an investigation.”

“It’s certainly a positive development,” added Fitton, whose organization suedfor the release of thousands of Clinton emails and deposed her top aides. “It’s part of what we’ve been demanding.”

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(The other thing you do: massive voter suppression to depress turnout and disenfranchise the people who might come for you later. That is the other thing you do.)