So Donald J. Trump not only fired the FBI Director who was leading an investigation into whether Trump and (or) his Administration colluded with the Russians to alter the outcome of an election, he has also admitted on national television that he fired James Comey, specifically because of that same investigation and then threatened, via tweet, that Comey had better hope no one recorded a recent meeting between the two.
In Trump’s own words, “But regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey……..And, in fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said: ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won.’” -Donald J. Trump
Since that statement and the threat that a recording may exist, the Supreme Court and Richard Nixon, have kept popping into my head.
Mr. Trump, apparently has no knowledge that in July of 1974, the Supreme Court ordered Richard Nixon to release tapes proving that he and H.R. Haldeman conspired to obstruct an investigation by the FBI.
After that, rather than going through impeachment in the House and a trial in the Senate, Richard Nixon, resigned. And now Donald J. Trump, has admitted to doing the same thing. He has admitted to obstructing an investigation by the FBI. And he did it on national television.
The only thing standing between the American people and justice, by way of removing Donald J. Trump from office, is the Republican Party. How much more will it take before these heretofore spineless Republicans put country before their party? They now have both a legal and an ethical obligation to kick Trump to the curb. Legal, because of the obvious violation by way of his admission that he obstructed justice, and ethical, because of the man’s questionable personality issues highlighted by repeated self-contradiction and outright lies.
If a recording, taped, digital or otherwise, of Mr. Trump’s private conversation with Mr. Comey does exist, then the Senate, the House and the FBI, should take steps to acquire said recording as quickly as possible. The destruction of said recording (evidence) could lead to another obstruction of justice charge.
If you have no background on the Watergate break-in and subsequent investigation you should consider reading the book, “All the President’s Men” by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. It’s also available on DVD.