Here’s a bit of presidential history you may not be aware of: Both Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton had one charge in common when articles of impeachment were drawn up against them, and that charge was obstruction of justice.
Obstruction of justice is also on the table with Donald Trump, and there’s certainly ample evidence that Trump has not only obstructed justice, but continues to on an almost daily basis.
Glenn Kirschner is a former deputy to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He worked as a prosecutor when Mueller was senior litigator for the homicide section of the U.S. Attorney’s office in the District of Columbia. And Kirschner said Wednesday that the obstruction case against Trump is rock solid and getting stronger.
Kirschner noted that Trump’s comments during an interview with The Hill are proof that the president has both motive and intent. Specifically, Trump remarked:
“I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad.”
Those two sentences, Kirschner told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, are the clearest evidence yet that the president has a corrupt intent and is attempting to interfere with the Russia probe:
“There’s another downside for the president and that is everything that he says about Jeff Sessions not being my attorney general, not protecting me, and not shutting down the investigation is of keen interest to the Mueller investigation.”
The former Mueller assistant then added that Trump:
“Is informing the investigation about the president’s motive and intent with every act he takes and every statement he makes and every tweet that he issues.
“And so he is doing himself a lot of harm by continuing to ring this same bell.”
There’s speculation that Trump may indeed dismiss Attorney General Jeff Sessions right after the midterm election, even though there’s a chance he cannot get another nominee confirmed by the Senate. And even if Trump does get a new attorney general, if he presses that person to shut down Mueller, then they’re both guilty of obstruction.
Donald Trump is headed for impeachment and will also be indicted. And with his every remark or tweet, he only strengthens the case against him.