Following Tuesday’s release (or should I say leak) to The New York Times of potential questions that Robert Mueller, special counsel intends to ask President Donald Trump, the conversation has once again turned to alleged “obstruction of justice” on the part of the President.
While mainstream media has been down “the obstruction of justice” road before, they have returned to it because many of the recently leaked questions center around the dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey.
Trump tweeted earlier Wednesday, a quote from former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, the man who until recently was tapped to join Trump’s legal team before a conflict of interest arose.
“The questions are an intrusion into the President’s Article 2 powers under the Constitution to fire any Executive Branch Employee…what the President was thinking is an outrageous…as to the President’s unfettered power to fire anyone…”
“The questions are an intrusion into the President’s Article 2 powers under the Constitution to fire any Executive Branch Employee…what the President was thinking is an outrageous…..as to the President’s unfettered power to fire anyone…” Joe Digenova, former US Attorney
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2018
One question in particular suggests “obstruction of justice” is at the root of its inclusion on the list and seems especially intrusive into the powers of a President.
- Regarding the decision to fire Mr. Comey: When was it made? Why? Who played a role?
Perhaps Mueller should direct this question (and many of the other questions about Comey) to the two men who recommended to Trump that Comey should be fired?
The two men who made the recommendation are Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Rosenstein submitted his letter dated May 9, 2017 with supporting facts regarding the need to fire Comey and restore the public confidence in the FBI, as indicated in the letter’s subject line.
Sessions also fired-off a May 9, 2017 letter recommending that Comey be “removed” as FBI Director.
Reports indicate that Sessions has been questioned by Mueller but there is no information as to what Mueller questioned him about.
However, there are no reports which suggest that Mueller officially questioned Rosenstein about anything including why he recommended that Comey be fired.
If Mueller truly wanted a thorough investigation then wouldn’t he question everyone involved, especially the men who wrote the letters that recommended Comey be removed as FBI Director?
Of course he would unless Mueller is concerned that an existing “conflict of interest” could jeopardize his continuing investigation.
The existing conflict of interest involves having the same person who is a potential witness in the current case also be the same person who appointed the special counsel, namely Rosenstein.
However, mainstream media continues to ignore Rosenstein’s letter (and most likely Sessions’ letter) and apparently so does Mueller.
Those interested in the truth can not ignore factual information such as the two letters of recommendation regarding Comey’s firing.
And here is why.
If Trump is “guilty” of obstruction of justice then Rosenstein and Sessions are either co-conspirators who helped Trump commit the “crime,” they were “extorted” by Trump and forced to write the letter or no obstruction of justice occurred.
As Rosenstein recently pointed out,the DOJ can not be “extorted.”
Therefore, there can only be one conclusion.
Let me save Mueller some time and the taxpayers some money.
If Rosenstein and Sessions were not co-conspirators in a “crime” and neither were extorted by Trump then the following logical conclusion is the only conclusion that is left:
Obstruction of justice by President Trump never occurred. Trump merely used his authority under the Constitution to fire an employee who was recommended to him for removal by the top two attorneys in the DOJ.
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