Donald Trump is playing games with our lives. Today, in a strictly retaliatory move against Congress and We the People, he played that tired old “executive privilege” card. Congress had made known earlier this week its intent to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for failure to answer the subpoenas they were issued by the House Oversight Committee to release certain documents. Trump threatened that if they did so, he would invoke ‘executive privilege’ on the documents the committee had requested regarding how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census form. Just a few hours ago, Trump acted on his threat and invoked that ‘executive privilege’ that he has so often used and abused.
Congress has not only a constitutional right, but a constitutional mandate to investigate, to find the truth. That truth is being hidden, kept from Congress, purloined from the public. This move reeks of dictatorship, of an authoritarian government, one where the ‘man’ at the top considers himself to be a supreme leader, rather than a democratically elected public servant.
Trump’s refusal to allow documents to be released, his threats and bullying key witnesses to keep them from testifying before Congress is nothing less than obstruction of justice. The Mueller report laid out nearly a dozen proven instances in which Trump had obstructed, or attempted to obstruct, the ongoing investigation. Nothing has changed … he is still obstructing justice and has become even more blatant about it, for nobody and nothing to date has stopped him. His minions, his boot-lickers both in the cabinet, the White House staff, and in Congress have lied and covered for him, have pointed the finger of blame in every direction except the right one, and thus we now have a dictator who believes that he has the right to hide the truth, to trample the Constitution for his own purposes.
Trump is a ‘fake’ president and is leading this nation down a dark path. Yes, folks, he most definitely IS guilty of obstruction of justice, as recently as five hours ago! We the People are being increasingly kept in the dark, being given only the tidbits that Trump wants us to have. Do you know when was the last time Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a White House Press Briefing? March 11th … 92 days ago! More than three months. During that time, she has been a regular on Fox News, but has disappeared from the legitimate press. Not, mind you, that she ever told the truth anyway, but still …
As for William Barr and Wilbur Ross … I would like to see them both cited for contempt of Congress and given 24 hours to comply, else be arrested and put in jail just as you or I would be in similar circumstances. As for Trump … he claims the Mueller report exonerated him. It did not. He claims “no collusion, no obstruction”. He lies … he is guilty of both, but Mueller’s hands were tied, so he tossed the ball to Congress. Now Trump and Co are trying to tie Congress’ hands. If that isn’t obstruction, I don’t know what is.