You mean that he wouldn’t have been guilty of anything if he had just (checks notes) let the investigations go forward? Guess he should have thought of that first.
When investigations of the Obama administration were done, and absolutely nothing was found worth charging (Clinton emails) or absolutely nothing (Benghazi, IRS), the Obama administration somehow managed to not obstruct justice. Maybe 45 should just let the investigations go forward then. An innocent man has nothing to fear from an investigation, right? If you’re right, and nothing is found, it will be his enemies who will look bad.
Except that now he has clearly admitted to an impeachable offense. Article II, Section 4: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
But plenty of obstruction. Ten counts. For which 45 would have been indicted if he had been anyone except the sitting president.
And no collusion was found because the relevant statute requires knowing that it was illegal, not just doing it. In other words, they were so stupid, they didn’t realize it was illegal.
You could be right. We are talking about a guy who once cashed a check for 13¢.
“the jackboots of tyrannical government thugs”?
You do realize that reduced lead has a statistically significant correlation with reduced violent crime, right? I’d say that was in societies’ best interest.
Was it “the jackboots of tyrannical government thugs” who ended slavery in the U.S.? Who gave women the vote? Who ended “separate but equal”? Who went to the moon? None of those would have happened if the government hadn’t stepped in.
And I’m not saying everything the government does is automatically good; that would be absurd. Our present government demonstrates that quite well: the Muslim ban, making asylum more difficult, child separation, elevating religious thought over other people’s rights, making abortion illegal in all instances, etc.
What a remarkable level of privilege you are demonstrating. “I can’t get what I want, therefore nobody gets anything.”
The version I heard was “The vodka is fine, but the meat stinks.”
Like auto companies worried so much about the buggy whip manufacturers.
Besides, if the process of industry abandons oil and gas, that’s just the invisible hand of the market at work. Are you saying that we should continue using oil and gas, that government should subsidize it, when the market says, “No, thanks.”
While he is still in office, he has the power to pardon himself for everything federal. Give a listen to the @openargs podcast:
But don’t take legal advice from a podcast.™
Except that he can pardon himself and not go there. He’d need to improve the state prisons, because he can’t pardon himself for state crimes.
I have been a Mac guy since 1988. But I have always been of the opinion that the computer for me is not necessarily the computer for you. While I will continue using Apple computers, I will never utter the words “Should have bought a Mac” to someone else.