Donald Trump may have finally said too much.
Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the President of the United States earlier this year, his near-constant Twitter diatribes on subjects that veer from terrorism to pop culture to TV ratings have drawn the ire of many an American citizen. Many have wondered, sometimes aloud, if his antics on social media would one day prove to be his downfall. Well, over the weekend, Trump may have finally said too much.
The irony has been recapped by many an online observer over the past couple of days, but just to clarify the statement above: if he knew about Michael Flynn lying to the VP and the FBI, yet still tried his hardest to get the Feds off the whole Russia scandal, even going so far as to fire James Comey, then it would stand to reason that he obstructed justice by willingly impeding that investigation. I wonder if the President realizes that this will surely be brought up by Robert Mueller, who is heading the probe into this thick web of deceit.
Trump's lawyer John Dowd tried to mount a (feeble) defense for him either, telling Axios that the Donald "cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution's Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case." Of course, even leaders of countries can be guilty of obstruction of justice, making that statement a moot point, but Mueller and company would still have to charge him with obstruction of justice for this to mean anything. Many feel this could mean that the President is one step closer to impeachment.