"I already have his spot picked out in the DC gulag" — Trump's potential attorney general threatens to imprison MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan

Originally published at: MAGA Lawyer Threatens MSNBC Host with Gulag if Trump Wins


This Mike Davis guy is just incredibly weird to the point where I suspect he’s got some horrific stuff hidden away he doesn’t want anyone to know about.

But because he’s loved by Bannon and Trump and others, it means other lawyers and AGs are getting increasingly open about their desires to kill or imprison anyone they don’t like. The GOP increasingly doesn’t just want an end to democracy; they want a society that looks like a combination of 1930s Germany, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, and “The Purge.”


Don’t public statements like this trigger at least a raised eyebrow by the Bar Association? :rage:


It should. Here’s Rule 8.4 of the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Responsibility, which most states have adopted with minor changes.

Maintaining The Integrity Of The Profession

It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to:

(a) violate or attempt to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, knowingly assist or induce another to do so, or do so through the acts of another;

(b) commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects;

(c) engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation;

(d) engage in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice;

(e) state or imply an ability to influence improperly a government agency or official or to achieve results by means that violate the Rules of Professional Conduct or other law;

(f) knowingly assist a judge or judicial officer in conduct that is a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct or other law; or

(g) engage in conduct that the lawyer knows or reasonably should know is harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or socioeconomic status in conduct related to the practice of law. This paragraph does not limit the ability of a lawyer to accept, decline or withdraw from a representation in accordance with Rule 1.16. This paragraph does not preclude legitimate advice or advocacy consistent with these Rules.

I’d say his comments violate a, c, and d, and if he does become AG, they will violate e, f, and g.


When the inevitable “just joking, why so serious” response comes back from Davis, remember:

Fascists like this mean what they say. Don’t think for a minute they won’t set up their very own Dachau for their political opponents if given the chance.



I think they’ve largely abandoned all pretense at this point. I don’t think he will claim he was just joking. He’ll double down.


It may or may not be hyperbolic, but it is extremely dangerous hyperbolic language.

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[Narrator: It was not hyperbolic — they’re deadly serious about all of it.]


I tend to agree if they were given a chance, but for anyone who thinks it is, it doesn’t matter, it’s still dangerous.

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