It would seem very hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened! Witch Hunt!
LMTOnline.com reports that
In a tense meeting in early March with the special counsel, President Donald Trump’s lawyers insisted he had no obligation to talk with federal investigators probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
But Special Counsel Robert Mueller responded that he had another option if Trump declined: He could issue a subpoena for the president to appear before a grand jury, according to four people familiar with the encounter.
Mueller’s warning – the first time he is known to have mentioned a possible subpoena to Trump’s legal team – spurred a sharp retort from John Dowd, then the president’s lead lawyer.
“This isn’t some game,” Dowd said, according to two people with knowledge of his comments. “You are screwing with the work of the president of the United States.”
The flare-up set in motion weeks of turmoil among Trump’s attorneys as they debated how to deal with the special counsel’s request for an interview, a dispute that ultimately led to Dowd’s resignation.
In the wake of the testy March 5 meeting, Mueller’s team agreed to provide the president’s lawyers with more specific information about the subjects that prosecutors wished to discuss with the president. With those details in hand, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow compiled a list of 49 questions that the team believed the president would be asked, according to three of the four people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk publicly. The New York Times first reported the existence of the list.
The questions focus on events during the Trump campaign, transition and presidency that have long known to be under scrutiny, including the president’s reasons for firing then-FBI Director James Comey and the pressure he put on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign.
Now Trump’s newly reconfigured legal team is pondering how to address the special counsel’s queries, all while assessing the potential evidence of obstruction that Mueller might present and contending with a client who has grown increasingly opposed to sitting down with the special counsel.
Mueller is desperately attempting to find something, ANYTHING to will allow him to indict the President of the United States of America on Obstruction of Justice.
There is just one problem with that. Congressvhas to be the ones to do it. And, according to Harvard Law Professor Emeritus (and Liberal) Alan Dershowitz, who said in an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on December 3, 2017…
I think if Congress ever were to charge him with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional authority under Article II, we’d have a constitutional crisis. You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire [former FBI Director] James Comey and his Constitutional authority to tell the Justice Department who to investigate, who not to investigate. That’s what Thomas Jefferson did, that’s what Lincoln did, that’s what Roosevelt did.
We have precedents that clearly establish that. When George Bush, the first, pardoned Casper Weinberger in order to end the investigation that would have led to him, nobody suggested obstruction of justice. For obstruction of justice by the president, you need clearly illegal acts. With Nixon, hush money paid. Telling people to lie. Destroying evidence.
Even with Clinton they said that he tried to influence potential witnesses not to tell the truth. But there’s never been a case in history where a president has been charged with obstruction of justice for merely exercising his constitutional authority. That would cause a constitutional crisis in the United States, and I hope Mueller doesn’t do that and Senator Feinstein simply doesn’t know what she’s talking about. When she says it’s obstruction of justice, to do what a president is completely authorized to do under the constitution.
Back on April 4th, I posted an article about Mueller telling the President in March that he was NOT a target in the Russian Collusion Probe.
Now, the news is that Mueller wants to subpoena the President of the United States of America.
So, which is it?
Here’s the thing, gentle readers…
I have written from the get-go that this is all just a Dog and Pony Show designed to distract the President from fulfilling his Campaign Promises, along with being a Democratic Party Gambit that somehow, someway, even with it being completely unfounded, it could possible drive Trump from office.
Now, with the news coming out that the House Investigative Committee has found no evidence of collusion on the part of the 45th President of the United States to somehow “fix” the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election, Obstruction of Justice is the only chance for indicting Trump that Mueller has left.
However, again, there is no “there” there, as Professor Dershowitz pointed out.And, as the President has been reminding the country, the true collusion happened between Hillary Clinton and the Russian Government while she was the Secretary of State in the Obama Administration.
In an event now known as the “Uranium One Scandal”, Obama and Clinton gave one-fifth of America’s uranium supply to Russia.
Mueller is very familiar with that fact, because he acted as a “mule” during the transference of the uranium.
Rudy Giuliani, who is now a member of Trump’s Legal Team, has praised Mueller for being a professional, whom he plans to reason with in an attempt to bring this Dog and Pony Show to an end.
Good luck with that.
Mueller is acting as the center in the Democratic Offensive Line in a political game of football.
His mission is to keep President Trump from reaching the end zone, thus winning the game by making good on his Campaign Promises and securing re-election.
It is time for Mueller and his Defensive Squad to go sit on the sidelines.
With Trump’s popularity steadily rising, it is quite evident that the Democrats and their Defensive Center Mueller have already lost the game.
Until He Comes,