It is Obstruction of Justice
If I am the President of the United States and I tell you to end an investigation where I am the one being investigated, is that obstruction of justice? Of course.
If I send you an email, is that obstruction of justice? Of course. Letter? Yup. Fax? That, too. So, why would a Twitter feed be any different?
Of course, Trump’s attorneys are saying it’s not obstruction of justice when the President tweets, because, well- it’s Twitter.
The White House came out a long time ago and said the President’s tweets are official White House communications. Social media is a form of communication, thus, why there is First Amendment protection. Besides, didn’t President Trump fire Rex Tillerson, a government official and Secretary of State via tweet?
If you are going to argue that his tweets cannot amount to obstruction of justice, then being consistent means Tillerson still has a job and should go to work tomorrow. He’s also owed backpay.
Let’s go a step further. When the President speaks or writes to one person about ending an investigation, that is obstruction of justice, but the same communication to 54 million people isn’t? That defies all logic and legal reasoning.
Now, I wouldn’t expect President’s Trump attorneys to say otherwise, but his tweets have already been used against him in the Muslim Travel ban. Why? Again- it’s official White House communications.
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It was only yesterday that one of Trump’s attorneys, Jay Sekulow was on tv and saying you can’t commit obstruction of justice by tweeting- one question.
If I go on Twitter and organize a rally where I want everyone with green eyes killed and tweet this to 54 million followers who in turn kill 10,000 green-eyed people, I guess I won’t be charged with any crimes?
It’s not that complicated- the President has and continues to obstruct justice.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Twitter – @mcatty_alex
“Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.” Jean Rostand.
This post has been updated.