I have diverted a bit away this weekend from analysis of 2017 and 2018 because of the recent extraordinary acts of partisan obstruction by members of the key GOP Congressional committees that are supposed to be investigating the Russian hacking and influence in the 2016 election and possible collusion or other illegal acts by the Trump group. These new partisan acts are so outrageous in terms of undemanding fair and impartial justice and they move towards efforts to discredit the Special Counsel Muller efforts to see what really took place in a fair but through examination. Already they have gotten moved forward prosecutions and a plea of guilty by one of Trump’s associates. Now the GOP/Trump likely aim is to engineer the doing away with of the Special Counsel’s efforts or to discredit the entire effort. This is a mortal danger to both our democracy and our national security. It is the acts of those that are moving our nation away from democracy, impartiality and the rule of law.
From the only way to read what the GOP is doing and especially the GOP on the Hill, is to deflect attention from what the Steve Bannon has called treason, to taking on not its purpose collusion with Russia, but which seems now fairly well established, taking on the author Christopher Steele, former MI6 officer, of the Trump “Dossier” which has clearly some very bad news for Trump camp. Instead the GOP is trying now to direct attention from proven Russian influence on 2016 election to meaningless diversions.
Add also the GOP diversions by asking FBI to investigate again the Clinton Foundation after its looking into this question twice and finding nothing. This looks like to me to be “obstruction of justice” in substance if not in law. I think DOJ/FBI is being bent towards action against Trump opponents and its like Hitler’s action in the 30s against his opposition destroying the free German media, and authoritarian acts against those not in line with his brutal rule. Sound familiar?
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