Can Congress Be Guilty of Obstruction?

Calls for President Trump to be charged with obstruction of justice have reached a fever pitch, and I say “fever” because the basis for such charges doesn’t exist. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is correct: the case of Mueller vs. Trump is closed.

Why then is the Left so desperate to keep the lie rolling? For one thing, they can’t stand the good economic news and the improving popularity of President Donald Trump as it undercuts the chances of Democrats defeating him in the coming election.

Their frenzy is also due, in part, to Democrats trying desperately to avoid what may be a devastating steamroller coming in the form of Attorney General Bill Barr’s pending investigation, along with the report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. And does anyone recall U.S. Attorney John Huber? If the missing pieces of this puzzle materialize. as it appears they will, the results in 2020 will be disastrous for the left and Democrats.

The very interesting news that the FISA court had made four criminal referrals came courtesy of former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, speaking on Fox News on April 24. DiGenova also claimed that several prominent collusion advocates, including James Comey, John Brennan, and James Clapper, could face criminal charges.

This has been coming for a long time but now consider this. If there was illegal spying, favorable treatment for Hillary Clinton, and what amounts to criminal use of the powers of the Justice Department, the FBI, and perhaps even the CIA, what does that make illegal “leaks” designed to conceal and delay such actions being revealed and prosecuted. Why wouldn’t that be obstruction?

Consider congressmen and senators who actively made inflammatory claims and also released information through press leaks. Comey’s acts of leaking classified memos to the New York Times also comes to mind. Would reporters faced with criminal charges—as were some of Mueller’s  targets in his investigation—be willing to stand silent in front of a federal grand jury, not as valiant defenders of the free press but instead as active co-conspirators?

What should scare the corporate left-wing media is the prospect of Democrats’ corruption and abuse of power being revealed at long last. Will some of those who created the “collusion” conspiracy show up in court? It seems according to released emails from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that the Obama White House was deeply involved in the proceeding from the start. Will we see that evidence come to light?

So will we see politicians going over the line to keep concealing what may have been a criminal conspiracy to frame Donald Trump and to create a baseless scheme designed as a framework to pursue impeachment? Will Democrats on powerful congressional committees continue to misuse their power to conceal and prevent the Justice Department from proceeding? Wouldn’t that be obstruction too? If the Democrats concede that complaining about legal proceedings is “obstruction,” does that standard set them up also in the coming days for being prosecuted for such charges? We’ll soon know.

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