The DOJ was working on the Google anti-trust prosecution. The Attorneys General of 48 states were involved.

Trump was working on the idea that Google was "illegally suppressing negative stories on Hillary Clinton, and boosting negative stories on Trump."

Trump was also working on the idea that he would deny federal funds -- appropiated by Congress -- to "anarchist jurisdictions."

Covid came along and Trump says, "Like I said, no federal funds for "anarchist jurisdictions."

With only a few weeks until the elections, the DOJ filed their case, though only 11 of the states joined, all with Republican governors.

Some DOJ lawyers objected that filing the case at this time was premature, injurious to the effort; placing Trump's self-interest ahead of the welfare of the public.

So if you die from Covid, your fault for living in an "anarchist jurisdiction" illegally supported by "Big Tech". If you don't die, we are preparing to punish you in other ways.

White House looks at cutting Covid funds, newborn screenings in ‘anarchist’ cities
Documents show funding for a host of health programs is at risk under the president’s order targeting liberal strongholds.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/1...navirus-430498

The White House is considering slashing millions of dollars for coronavirus relief, HIV treatment, screenings for newborns and other programs in Democratic-led cities that President Donald Trump has deemed “anarchist jurisdictions,” according to documents obtained by POLITICO.

New York, Portland, Ore., Washington, D.C., and Seattle could lose funding for a wide swath of programs that serve their poorest, sickest residents after the president moved last month to restrict funding, escalating his political battle against liberal cities he’s sought to use as a campaign foil.

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[A]t least one department has already moved to implement Trump’s directive for new funding. The Department of Transportation earlier this month said Trump’s “anarchy” memo would factor into the department’s review of applications for a new $10 million grant program supporting Covid-19 safety measures.

"My Administration will do everything in its power to prevent weak mayors and lawless cities from taking Federal dollars while they let anarchists harm people, burn buildings, and ruin lives and businesses,” Trump tweeted shortly after releasing the Sept. 2 defunding memo.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...4fb_story.html

A political cloud looms over the announcement of the most significant antitrust action the federal government has launched in two decades. A tweet from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) about Attorney General William P. Barr refusing to let Big Tech “get away with” censoring conservatives would have given away the game, if the attorney general hadn’t already given it away himself. He linked competition and purported partisan censorship in a February speech, and his agency has weaponized antitrust for political purposes before. The Google investigations began with 48 state attorneys general involved. This complaint has now been filed with only 11 attached, all Republican. Career lawyers reportedly disagreed strongly enough with the hard pre-election deadline set on their work that some refused to sign on, while others left the case this summer.