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190507 Obstructing Justice?

190507 Obstructing Justice?

{ gasping breathlessly, giddy with excitement and also filled with righteous indignation, our intrepid reporter reveals … } HUNDREDS of Federal prosecutors agree that Trump’s conduct qualifies as obstructing justice!

Okay, so their rule is that Trump bad-mouthing and wanting to remove Mueller qualifies as obstructing justice.

Being Federal prosecutors, we can count on them to be scrupulous practitioners of equal protection, right? So then …

Democrats bad-mouthing and wanting to remove Barr likewise qualifies as obstructing justice. By their own rule. Want to bet on how soon we’ll see that letter in the NYT or WaPo?

For that matter, Trump is a Federal officer. In fact, he’s the CHIEF Federal officer. So, again, by their own rule … Democrats bad-mouthing and wanting to remove Trump likewise qualifies as obstructing justice.

But, wait, they might protest, the Democrats in Congress are engaged in oversight activities. Well, so was Trump! If bad-mouthing and wanting to remove someone qualifies as oversight when Democrats do it, then equal protection requires that it likewise qualify as oversight when Trump does it.

But, wait, they might protest, the Democrats in Congress are not targets of Barr’s investigation. Well, neither was Trump! Remember, Comey told him he was NOT a target of the collusion investigation! Apparently, he did later learn that Mueller was investigating him for obstruction. But by that time, it was clear that the investigation was denying equal protection and therefore could NOT be called the pursuit of justice. Trump wasn’t obstructing justice; he was obstructing a conspiracy to deny equal protection!

By the way, the Democrats are (and should be) potential targets of Barr’s investigation. Congress is responsible for the conduct of the United States government. Congress appoints the decision-makers other than the President through the advice and consent function, and Congress can fire all civil decision-makers through the impeachment function. Congress controls the money. Congress can override the President. Congress makes the rules.

Barr is (or should be) investigating the conduct of the United States government on suspicion of denying equal protection of the law. Both campaigns are suspected of working with Russians to dig up information on the other candidate. But the United States government said the law treats such behavior as “just opposition research” when the Democrat campaign is suspected of doing it, while saying the law treats such behavior as “a grave threat to national security” when the Republican campaign is suspected of doing it.

This is obviously NOT equal protection of the law. If the law says that it’s “just opposition research” when a Presidential campaign is suspected of working with Russians to dig up information on the other candidate, then apply that reading of the law to BOTH campaigns. On the other hand, if the law says that it’s “a grave threat to national security” when a Presidential campaign is suspected of working with Russians to dig up information on the other candidate, then apply THAT reading of the law to BOTH campaigns. The officers responsible for the conduct of the United States government are – and should be – potential targets of the investigation. Congress ALLOWED the United States government to deny equal protection.

Thus, the Democrats bad-mouthing and wanting to remove Trump and Barr are potential targets of the investigation they are trying to block. Isn’t that the definition of obstructing justice?

Can’t wait for those HUNDREDS of noble, valiant, impartial and thoroughly sophisticated Federal prosecutors to educate us lesser beings about the nuances of equal protection! Please use small words, speak slowly and enunciate clearly. We’ll try real hard to grasp your teaching.

ERpundit – 05/07/19