Donald Trump may be the current President of the United States, but he is under the most amount of fire than any president in history. Yes, even more than Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.
Needless to say, Democrats are working hard to do everything they can to push him out of office, but they have to find a way to do it. Recent reports suggest they are working hard at doing just that.
The House Oversight Committee announced this week that Michael Cohen will testify in public about crimes he committed with Trump. Naturally, Trump began insisting that Cohen’s father-in-law is a criminal. Trump has no evidence of this, but he wants to draw all the attention off of himself, which is a maneuver he has tried over and over again.
Trump told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro that Cohen “should give information maybe on his father-in-law, because that’s the one that people want to look at.”
“Because where does that money — that’s the money in the family. And I guess he didn’t want to talk about his father — he’s trying to get his sentence reduced,” Trump added. “So, it’s pretty sad. You know, it’s weak and it’s very sad to watch a thing like that. I couldn’t care less.”
However, Trump better tread lightly, because Cohen is now a congressional witness which gives him a whole new level of protection.
The top three House committees have issued a warning to Trump to not engage in witness intimidation tactics against anyone who’s set to testify. The warning won’t stop Trump, of course, because he listens to no one, but it lays the legal groundwork for them to hold him in contempt of Congress if he continues.
Remember, the Watergate break-in is what pushed Nixon out of the White House, but it was ultimately obstruction of justice that did him in, and it appears Donald Trump’s attempts to intimidate witnesses may be his fatal mistake as well.
Add this to the list of options Democrats have when it comes to what crimes pursue Trump about. Although, this is the easiest one to prove in both the court of public opinion and in front of congress.