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Freedom House downgrades U.S. on its freedom index, rebukes Trump

Feb 05, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Democratic freedoms are under attack in the United States because of the actions of President Trump, threatening to hasten the retreat of democracy around the world, according to a report released Monday by Freedom House.

In a signed essay within the report, Freedom House President Michael Abramowitz accused Trump of undermining the pillars of freedom, including separation of powers, a free press, an independent and impartial judiciary, and the legitimacy of elections.

Abramowitz ac...