Did Trump obstruct Justice?

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By Jim Eshleman / Big Horn County News
Thursday, May 9, 2019

I decided months ago that I was going to keep my powder dry concerning the Mueller report about Russian collusion until the report came out. Then I could see the outcome for myself.

I was not surprised that it was determined after $35 million spent and two and a half years of investigation that no collusion had taken place.

What I found funny, if one only listened night after night to CNN or MSNBC, one would have thought President Trump was not only guilty, but should be impeached and hung as a traitor.

What I enjoyed most was watching the likes of Rachel Maddow from MSNBC and Don Lemon of CNN go into some sort of a quasidepression after learning no collusion had taken place.

Well one thing I do have to say, that’s not going to stop the Democrats and their mouth-pieces at CNN and MSNBC from going after Trump.

Since collusion is off the table, lets bring on obstruction of justice.

Lets be realistic, just what is obstruction of justice?

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary obstruction of justice is, “The crime or act of willfully interfering with the process of justice and law especially by influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, juror, or judicial or legal officer or by furnishing false information in or otherwise impeding an investigation or legal process.”

Here is where it gets interesting.

Under our Constitution, the standard that needs to be met for impeachment is treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Does the firing of FBI Director James Comey rise to the standard for impeachment, even though the President can hire or fire anyone working for the executive branch of government?

While Trump has publicly said a lot things leading up to his election and since he became President, but in my opinion, none reach the point of impeachment.

One thing about Trump, he either tweets or says what’s on his mind.

While President Obama promised the American people a transparent government Trump has delivered.

In fact, delivered to a point where he becomes his own worst enemy.

On the campaign trail in 2016, Trump told an audience at one of his rallies, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’ll be able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”

He was referring to deleted emails from the private account Hillary Clinton used as secretary of State.

“I think you’ll probably be rewarded mightily by our press,” he added.

I remember listening to that statement during his rally and frankly found it extremely funny.

Does a statement such as this rise to an impeachable offense? I hardly think so.

Another instance was Trump and firing Mueller.

In private and in public, Trump mentioned countless times about Mueller needing to be fired.

Did Mueller get fired? No.

Did Trump ever once use executive privilege to block Mueller from getting the documents he wanted from the White House? No.

These are only a few instances in the Mueller report, but none rise to the level of being an impeachable offense.

The Democrat controlled House of Representative is hell bent on impeaching President Trump.

I’m going to offer my opinion, and it is to both Republican and Democrat legislators, there was no finding of collusion with the Russians, there was no finding of obstruction of justice that rises to an impeachable offense.

Inside the Washington D.C Beltway all we here is impeachment, impeachment and impeachment.

Outside the Beltway people are talking about the economy, healthcare, immigration, education, jobs, taxes and wages.

In my opinion, there seems to be a priority problem in Washington D.C. and it’s the American people that are being forgotten.

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