We have now entered the purpose in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation the place technically it’s nonetheless going, however in actuality it’s over for Donald Trump in phrases of avoiding, on the very least, obstruction of justice expenses. It doesn’t take a lot to piece collectively what has transpired over the previous yr to come back to this conclusion. Let’s lay is all out and also you’ll see it as effectively:
We now know – primarily based on a a number of reviews, together with one from the New York Times – that Donald Trump ordered his White House Counsel to fireplace Robert Mueller in June of 2017. Obviously, that didn’t occur, however Mueller has identified about this for months. How do we all know? Because Mueller interviewed White House Counsel Don McGahn in December of 2017.
It’s additionally extraordinarily unlikely that former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus didn’t know that Trump ordered Mueller to be fired. Priebus was interviewed by Mueller in October of 2017.
Why is that this all extraordinarily essential?
Bill Palmer explains it completely: “This eliminates any potential legal defense that Trump might even try from there. If he tries to argue that he was too naive to realize he was committing obstruction of justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey, that now goes out the window. That firing prompted a national discussion about obstruction of justice, which Trump would have heard plenty about. Trump, armed with this knowledge, then tried to fire Mueller just a few weeks later. He can’t argue that he was too naive to know he was breaking the law by trying to fire people who were investigating him.”
It can be argued that this all demonstrates Donald Trump has consciousness of guilt along with his Russia scandal. This completely applies in a courtroom of regulation and Trump’s protection gained’t maintain water.
Think in regards to the irony of this: Donald Trump is probably going going to be taken down, in half, by Robert Mueller for attempting to fireplace Robert Mueller.