President Trump Commits Obstruction of Justice- Again
How many charges of obstruction of justice the President could face is endless. There is the obvious and very direct firing of FBI Director James Comey.
There are indirect attempts at obstructing justice with constant public attacks on Jeff Sessions who recused himself from the Robert Mueller investigation and appointed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein.
Rosenstein actually had Articles of Impeachment issued against him by Jim Jordan, the Republican Senator from Ohio’s 4th congressional district who is facing his own scandals with the sexual abuse allegations involving the Ohio University wrestling team.
Jordan’s filing of Articles of Impeachment is no more than a distraction on the low end and obstruction of justice on the high end. It’s been almost two months, and nothing has happened since. A joke of a political move if not disgusting act supported by the GOP and the President and no doubt an intent to intimidate Rosenstein into submission.
There are the endless tweets by President Trump attacking Robert Mueller. And since President Trump’s tweets are considered official White House communications, each tweet could be considered a separate charge of obstruction of justice. Now, some would argue against that, including Trump’s own attorneys Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani, but that argument lacks legal logic.
President Trump’s tweets were considered in the 9th Circuit rulings regarding the Muslim travel ban. My question to you- if I tell you to commit an act verbally that is obstruction of justice, is that any different than if I communicated to you that same message via email, certified letter, or fax? Of course not. So, why would Twitter be any different?
The first thing the President says regarding Twitter is that it is a fast and efficient way in “communicating” with his supporters.
And you can argue it’s not communication, but it was a Direct Message via Twitter than led to Don, Jr. to have the Trump Tower meeting.
Now, we have the President sending a direct message to all perceived political foes that their security clearances will be revoked starting with former CIA Director John Brennan at the top of President Trump’s Enemies List.
- Let the Constitutional Crisis Be- Look Squirrel
- It is Obstruction of Justice
- I’m President Trump and I Just Committed Obstruction of Justice
“I call it the rigged witch hunt, (it) is a sham. And these people led it! So, I think it’s something that had to be done.” – President Trump interview with the Washington Post.
President Trump is specifically going after those tied into the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller or have been outspoken against him. He is trying to silence them one way or another, and you know what that is called? Obstruction of justice.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
- Retired Admiral William McRaven to President Trump- Revoke My Security Clearance
- Washington Post Article- Trump Revokes Ex-CIA Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance
This post has been updated.
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