Last week, popular vote loser Donald Trump took to twitter and accidentally admitted he had obstructed justice, which is a felony, in handling the James Comey/Mike Flynn situation earlier this year. Then, one of Trump’s lawyers thought it would be a good idea to take the fall for him, saying he was actually the one who wrote the tweet.
And then, here’s the kicker: Trump’s legal team’s defense of the entire situation is that the President can’t obstruct justice, as in it’s impossible, which, as Scott Dworkin points out, is a direct admission that he did do it…and make no mistake, Robert Mueller has taken notice.
These people are so incredibly ignorant and terrible at politics that it’s truly staggering.
Dworkin is responding to Trump’s lawyer, John Dowd, who said this:
“The president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under (the Constitution’s Article II) and has every right to express his view of any case,” Dowd told NBC News Monday.
Dowd added that the president’s weekend tweet — which many have argued strengthened a potential obstruction of justice case for special counsel Robert Mueller — “did not admit obstruction.”
“That is an ignorant and arrogant assertion,” Dowd said.
NBC reports further on experts and lawmakers that disagree with Dowd’s absurd claim:
Numerous lawmakers and legal experts immediately weighed in to express their disagreement with Dowd’s position that the president cannot obstruct justice.
“I hope my Republican colleagues in the U.S. Senate will take the lead on this issue and also on obstruction of justice. There is a credible case of obstruction of justice against Donald Trump,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“If you take the president’s own statement, his tweet that he knew Michael Flynn was lying to the FBI when he fired him, which means that he knew Michael Flynn committed a felony when he asked Comey to stop the investigation of him, and when he fired Comey when he refused to do so, and when he fired Sally Yates and when he called Michael Flynn in April to tell him to stay strong, all of these acts are to impede and obstruct justice,” he explained.
The president can actually obstruct justice, and Trump absolutely did. To claim otherwise is simply misleading, and kind of stupid. It only makes them look more guilty. And these are people that already look plenty guilty.