Ever since the news was made public that fired FBI Director James Comey really did inform Donald Trump on three separate occasions that he was not under personal investigation, the Trump White House and their allies have been touting this as a reason to end the Russia investigation. Well, it seems that all of that will be changing now, as the Washington Post is now reporting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating Trump himself under the suspicion that the orange man baby possibly obstructed justice. This is especially explosive considering the reports that Trump had been on the road to trying to fire Mueller, and didn’t only because White House aides wouldn’t allow it.
Of course, we all remember Comey’s bombshell testimony, where he described the deeply disturbing meetings that he had one on one with Trump, and how he asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to leave him alone with Trump. Comey said of the wildly inappropriate conversations Trump routinely forced him into:
I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that’s a conclusion I’m sure the special counsel will work towards, to try and understand what the intention was there, and whether that’s an offense.”
Trump has done many things that could potentially rise to the level of obstruction, including asking Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn, asking Comey to dinner and then demanding a pledge of personal loyalty, and of course, the surprise firing of Comey as head of the FBI.
According to anonymous Justice Department officials who are familiar with Mueller’s doings, two of the very people who stonewalled Congress last week – Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and National Security Agency Chief Mike Rogers – have already consented to questioning by Mueller and his team.
Naturally, Trump’s team is pushing back and stonewalling, only saying that Trump’s personal lawyer, Mark Kasowicz, will be answering all of those questions, and not to contact the White House with Russia inquiries. Conveniently, a mouthpiece for Kasowicz, Mark Corallo, only focused on leaks, rather than the idea that the head of the executive branch could possibly be indicted or impeached at the end of all of this:
The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal.”
No, sir, the American people have the right to know that their alleged “president” is under investigation. Further, if Trump is actually obstructing justice, then there must be a damn good reason for it – meaning he or the people around him did something damn shady with regards to this Russia business.
At the end of the day, this is not about partisanship. This is about the heart and soul of our democracy. So, White House, let Robert Mueller do his work – and in the meantime, lawyer up if you’re working for Trump. Something tells me you’ll need legal representation when this is all said and done.
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Shannon Barber is a self- described queer feminist and activist for racial equality, LGBT rights, women’s rights, and secular rights in America. She is a lifelong lover of words, though her educational background is in computer science. She currently writes for 2 liberal websites, and keeps her own humor blog for lesbians. She hopes to change the world, one mind at a time.