Yup, you heard it from Fox “news”, America is at risk of being taken over… by the application of law.
On Saturday, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro began her weekly show by calling for a purge of the US justice department for the second week in a row.
There was, she said, “a criminal cabal” within federal law enforcement trying to undermine Donald Trump.
That followed her call last week for “a cleansing … in our FBI and Department of Justice. It needs to be cleansed of individuals who should not just be fired, but who need to be taken out in cuffs.”
Robert Mueller is doing his job, the only threat he poses to the Executive Branch is if in fact the numerous charges are true that Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government to get elected with the goal of reversing US sanctions against Russia.
At which point the Trump White House can logically be seen a a coup against the US Constitution. When being sworn in the President doesn’t take an oath to faithfully serve the President of Russia, he swears an oath to defend the United States and the Constitution it is based on.
Fox and the White House are now trying to create another distraction from Mueller’s investigation and also create grounds to fire him. The latest red herring is that the FBI broke the law in getting thousands of emails from the Trump transition team.
Former members of Barack Obama’s 2008 transition team have rubbished claims that Robert Mueller “unlawfully” obtained thousands of emails sent by members of Donald Trump’s transition team.
The former FBI director has been appointed as a special counsel to investigate allegations of collusion between Mr Trump’s associates and Russia, following evidence of Kremlin meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
At the weekend it emerged Mr Mueller’s investigators had obtained tens of thousands of emails exchanged by 13 members of Mr Trump’s transition team – leading almost immediately to claims by a Trump lawyer they had done so unlawfully.
To make it clear, all these emails are on government servers and are not the private property of anyone, they are public record. The FBI was able to get them because they were already part of the government record.
We have been seeing this over and over with Trump and his administration, doing everything they can to end an investigation into his relationship with an often hostile foreign government that is now under US sanctions because of that. If there was nothing to conceal then Trump wouldn’t have fired Comey, he and his captive media like Fox wouldn’t have tried to create the grounds to fire Mueller with totally irrelevant things like Uranium One and now some nonsense claims that the FBI broke some law in obtaining records that are already government property.
From what I see the problem is that Trump and his team assumed from the moment he “won” the election that he now owns the White House and Executive Office. But government in the US doesn’t work like that, a President is a temporary steward of the Executive Branch nothing more. And he is answerable to the people through his oath and the Constitution.
Mueller is obviously getting closer and closer to the evidence he needs to bring charges against Trump that are impeachable or Fox Propaganda wouldn’t be making ridiculous claims that there is some coup underway.
What is happening is that evidence is being gathered that a sitting President committed treasonable acts to achieve office. Which now makes Fox a mouthpiece for the Kremlin as the evidence they so badly want suppressed must indicate that Trump is not and never has been true to his oath of office.
That is the real coup….