During a portion of the meeting that a press pool was permitted to observe, Eavenson complained that a senator from his state was offering asset forfeiture legislation that Eavenson thinks would aid Mexican drug cartels.
“Who is the state senator? Want to give his name? We'll destroy his career,” Trump said, prompting laughs from the room.
I don't know what is the most chilling part of this little exchange.
Is it the Texas sheriff complaining about the possibility of having to actually convict someone of a crime before depriving them of their property?
Is it Trump's godfather-esque offering to use the power of the Presidency to ruin a man's career?
Or is it the laughter that erupts from the assembled law enforcement community? (as far as I can see, none of the press was laughing. I sincerely hope none were).
Also, this is how they act when they KNOW the cameras are on them. Imagine what they're like behind closed doors!