Monday evening, the Washington Post revealed that Donald Trump asked the heads of American intelligence to “push back” against allegations that he and his campaign had colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. It was just the latest bombshell report which would seem to indicate that the so-called president has attempted to interfere with the ongoing investigation into the matter.
On MNSBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday, Bloomberg Politics editor Mark Halperin noted:
“There are echoes of Watergate here.”
Also on the panel was George Washington University Law professor Jonathan Turley, who commented:
“There’s no question that this is a pattern of self-incriminating conduct. Perhaps the first time in history you find someone so self-incriminating in the absence of a known crime. It’s like a guy running every time a car alarm goes off — you’re sort of wondering why.”
Then co-host Joe Scarborough issued the most damning condemnation of Trump by asking Turley:
“If you have somebody actively killing an investigation against them to prevent a grand jury from being impaneled, then do we not set the precedent that if you were an executive, you have carte blanche to kill any investigation up until the point that prosecutor is about to impanel a grand jury against you, and that’s the new rule in the United States of America. Executives can do whatever they want to do as long as they kill an investigation before a grand jury. Doesn’t that set a dangerous precedent?”
“You also have to show that this person tried to corruptly influence, sort of a curious term of art, what was occurring her. He can claim that this was harming the U.S. government’s status in the world, it was distracting his government and he was asking whether anything could be done of these individuals.”
That led Mike Barnicle to add:
“He incriminates himself nearly every day, Joe, in one way or another.”
Probably because he’s guilty as hell and knows it.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org