Saturday, June 20, 2020
There's Obstruction of Justice, Then There's This.
Donald Trump has a problem with the office of the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Why is that office singled out? Could it be that's where most investigations of Trump and his cronies are focused?
First Trump gave prominent prosecutor, Preet Bhahara, the hook. Apparently Bhahara's attorneys and his successor, Geoffrey Berman, didn't get Trump's "message." They kept investigating the crimes of Trump and his pals.
So what does Trump do? With the collusion of America's attorney general, Bill Barr, they decide to get rid of Berman. Not only that, they want to replace Berman with a stooge from the SEC who has no, zero, prosecutorial experience.
That is corruption writ large. It is obstruction of justice. It is giving a fleeing bank robber the power to fire the cops in pursuit. It is unspeakably corrupt. It rings the bell of "high crimes and misdemeanors."