Why is this surprising anyone? This is the type of government you get from communists. Hello reality, this is a wake up call. I doubt it will do any good though.
When the voters put people who are arrogant, ideological, criminal, stupid, liars in charge of things, why are they surprised when they break the law, harass those who don’t toe their line, lie about it and get angry when people point out what they are doing.
These people in this administration do not believe in a government of laws, they believe those laws that govern a republic are impediments to what they want to do, which is achieve liberal utopia. They believe in their hearts they are justified in disregarding or outright violating our laws to reach their goals, if they do have any apart from naked power.