After Billy Barr’s interview with ABC where he said he wished Trump would quit tweeting because it ‘makes it impossible for me to do my job,’ Trump tweeted that he has the ‘legal right’ to intervene in criminal cases.
Past presidents in both parties have respected long standing traditions that are aimed at preventing political influence from the White House on Justice Department investigations, especially criminal inquiries that involved administration officials or friends of the president. The rules have been in place since the Watergate investigation, in which former President Richard Nixon sought to pressure the F.B.I.
Mr. Trump has repeatedly ignored those traditions, making contact with F.B.I. officials and communicating with top Justice Department officials through Twitter and in person. His claim in Friday’s tweet that he has “so far chosen” not to interfere in criminal cases is contradicted by a record of his actions during the his three years in office.
Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel in the Russian election interference inquiry, documented numerous instances in which the president sought to obstruct justice as federal investigators examined the activities of Mr. Trump’s White House advisers and former campaign aides. In his final report, Mr. Mueller said that Justice Department rules did not allow sitting presidents to be indicted.NYT:
The Orange Buffoon still whines about Senator Manchin voting in favor of convicting and removing him from office:
New York Governor Andrew Governor will meet with Trump today at the White House to discuss “their dispute over New York’s new “Green Light” law, which lets unauthorized immigrants obtain state driver’s licenses and also bars federal immigration agents from accessing state motor vehicle records”. But Trump made it clear he doesn’t want ‘Fredo’ (CNN’s Chris Cuomo) to come.
Trump and Cult 45 could not make it through a day without a racial or ethnic slur….and the Wing Nut IS a punk ass bitch.
Ok–this is funny: