The hope is that Robert Mueller might conduct a fair examination of the alleged involvement of Russia in our 2016 presidential election. Or that should be the hope. Democrats, on the other hand, are more concerned that they get some political ammunition than that the examination be free of partisan influences.
Several Democrats in Congress warned President Trump on Friday that he will face consequences if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“All Americans, regardless of party, agree on the fundamental principle that no one is above the law,” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) told MSNBC Friday. “And if President Trump were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, and then [get] special counsel Mueller fired, I believe Congress would begin impeachment proceedings.”
Stop right there. Mr. Lieu just made one of the most disingenuous remarks imaginable. We do not agree that “no one is above the law.” We do agree that no one should be above the law. And there is a huge difference.
Anyone who can pontificate on the virtue of impartial justice without admitting that something went terribly wrong with our justice system as relates to the myriad of allegations of criminal acts against Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Obama and their associates is not dealing with reality.
In fact, both Clintons have conducted themselves throughout their political careers as though they are above the law. And so far, their strategy has worked. They remain free not because they have been exonerated by our justice system, but because they have not had to face that system for political reasons.
Trump claimed on Twitter that he was “being investigated” for his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, insinuating that “the man who told [him] to fire the FBI Director” is also the one investigating him, referencing the deputy attorney general. He concluded the tweet by saying that the investigation is a “witch hunt” against him:
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
Senator Feinstein is also far more concerned about justice with regard to President Trump than she was when it came to her friend Hillary. So once again, this controversy does not originate out of a love for justice, but out of a desire to not miss a chance to possibly find something that would make the president look bad.
“The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired. That’s undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president’s oath of office,” Feinstein said in a statement.
All of this talk of impeachment is nothing more than preemptive strikes from the left as they want to make sure that this chance of getting something on President Trump is not missed.
And there is the real goal that must be pursued — justice be damned.
Photo: Rep. Ted Lieu