CNN's Gregory: Throughout the election, Trump talked like an authoritarian. "Now we have reporting indicating that he's trying to abuse power."
David Gregory: "I think as journalists, as citizens, we can hold the president accountable for a disturbing pattern of behavior that's being reported on"
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From the May 23 edition of CNN's New Day:
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DAVID GREGORY: But I think as journalists, as citizens, we can hold the president accountable for a disturbing pattern of behavior that's being reported on. When we covered him during the campaign and you heard him during these debates, what are some of the things he said? I may not accept the outcome of the election, that he would put his political opponent in jail. That's how an authoritarian talks. And now, we have reporting indicating that he's trying to abuse power by snuffing out an investigation by the FBI, by clearly overreaching his authority as president of the United States. These things must force some kind of accountability. We have to get to the bottom of what actually occurred here. I'm sure the president is upset about these leaks, but that's part of a democratic system -- that people do speak up, sometimes anonymously, when people in high power are doing things they shouldn't be doing. And this is going to help us, I think, get to the bottom of what's going on.