There are immediate calls for the impeachment of both Attorney General William Barr and Trump after the Mueller report exposed a cover-up to protect the president.
CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess said in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA:
It’s a cover-up. The entire world just watched as the Attorney General of the United States participated in a blatant cover-up of obstruction of justice. The Attorney General is supposed to be the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, not the president’s personal publicist. Throughout this process, William Barr’s top priority has been to protect Donald Trump at the expense of the rule of law. His behavior today and since his confirmation is well below the dignity of the office he currently holds and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is incapable of being the country’s chief law enforcement officer.
We now know that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report laid out 10 distinct episodes of potential obstruction of justice. But even before today, we already knew that Donald Trump was entirely unfit for office, and has repeatedly acted with a disqualifying contempt for the rule of law. Whether it’s attempting to ban an entire religion from the United States, firing a law enforcement official investigating his campaign, or personally ordering his lawyer to lie to the American people about an extramarital affair, there is more than enough in the public record right now for Democrats to move forward with impeachment.
Any Impeachment Will Die In The Senate
The problems with impeachment are that it is a slow process that might not be completed before the 2020 election, and even if the House does impeach Trump and Barr, they will never be convicted in the Senate.
Republicans have shown for more than two years now that they will never take a stand against Trump. lt doesn’t matter how many crimes Trump commits, or that William Barr is openly lying. Senate Republicans will keep turning a blind eye to Trump’s crimes.
The only certain remedy for ridding the nation of a criminal president is at the ballot box next November. Unless Republicans have a change of heart and grow a spine, impeachment will go nowhere and accomplish nothing.
The people who can fix this are voters who must be determined to get to the polls to hand out swift justice to Donald Trump.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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