Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Real Donald Trump

A statement by former [370 of em!] federal prosecutors has been published showing Mueller's findings were more than enough to charge the president with obstruction of justice. However, one cannot charge a President.

They have however filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Dept. for failing to respond to record requests as required by law.

In the letter, the former prosecutors say special counsel Robert Mueller's report "describes several acts that satisfy all of the elements for an obstruction charge." Those actions include Trump’s efforts to have Mueller fired and to conceal it after the fact, his attempts to limit the scope of the Russia investigation, and the president’s tweets and public statements aimed at discouraging aides from cooperating with prosecutors.

Nobody of any real influence to do anything about this self-evident welter of impeachable offenses has any intention of doing it, not even if every Supreme Court justice back to John Marshall rises from the dead and signs onto this letter. The fact is that the very nature of political influence has changed, and it has been placed in other hands. If nothing else, this letter is yet another public demonstration of the fundamental impotence of bipartisanship in an age in which someone like this president can prosper.

What pressure can 350 former law-enforcement bureaucrats and high-ranking members bring that will not fall before the combined political pressure of the Federalist Society and the welfare state?

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