Earlier today, Trump tweeted, "It would seem very hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened! Witch Hunt!"
You look at this, scratch your head and think, "Wait, this guy is president, he's surrounded by lawyers he could ask, he is the boss to the Attorney General and is responsible for the Department of Justice. And for the past year, he's been in the middle of an investigation involving obstruction of justice. And this is what he's come up with??"
This is not how obstruction of justice works. And it's not hard to figure out -- even if you're *not* a "very stable genius." If someone was totally innocent, but offered a bribe to the police chief not to charge him -- even if the chief didn't take the bribe, the person would be guilty of trying to obstruct justice. (And in Trump's case, FIVE people have already pleaded guilty!) This is pretty basic, easy stuff. The kind of thing they might have on a "Schoolhouse Rock" cartoon. Unless it got rejected for being too simplistic even for eight year-olds...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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