Friday, May 19, 2017 by JD Heyes
The Washington establishment media, with plenty of help from their official political apparatus, the Democratic Party, has been in full meltdown mode over what legal experts widely agree is a huge nothing burger: That President Donald J. Trump allegedly pressured former FBI Director into dropping the bureau’s investigation into the president’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn.
Comey allegedly made the claim in a memo that he supposedly wrote, a copy of which has never actually been seen yet by the general public. The allegations were laid out in a New York Times story based on what an anonymous source read over the phone to a Times reporter, if you can believe that.
My, how journalistic standards have fallen in the Age of Trump.
In any event, constitutional and legal experts aren’t buying it just yet. One of them is Prof. Jonathan Turley, an Obama supporter and a constitutional law professor at George Washington University Law School. Writing in The Hill, he states:
For the first time, the Comey memo pushes the litany of controversies surrounding Trump into the scope of the United States criminal code.
However, if this is food for obstruction of justice, it is still an awfully thin soup. … Indeed, it raises as many questions for Comey as it does Trump in terms of the alleged underlying conduct.
Lost in all of this parsing of Trump’s alleged illegalities and impeachable offenses are all the times when, were the dishonest media to apply the same standards, would have led to cries of “Impeachment!” for President Barack Obama.
As reported by WorldNetDaily, there were numerous instances when Congress — especially the GOP-controlled Congress — could also have introduced articles of impeachment against The Great One. Some of those instances include:
There are many other instances — including the scandals involving Benghazi, Obama’s unconstitutional decision to bomb Libya without congressional authorization, the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, to name just a few — that were legitimate instances of presidential abuse of power warranting impeachment.
But of course, the Washington establishment press is the propaganda division of the Democratic Party, so they looked the other way. Often.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.