Holy Sh*t! Trump Just Basically Admitted To Obstruction Of Justice!

Holy Sh*t! Trump Just Basically Admitted To Obstruction Of Justice!

Folks were left scratching their heads in abject amazement as, a day after former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn plead guilty to lying to the FBI, President Trump issued a tweet in which he seems to have inadvertently admitted to obstruction of justice.

In the tweet, Trump acknowledges that he had knowledge of Flynn’s lies to the FBI when Flynn left the Administration, and suggests he “fired” Flynn for having lied when, as Trump put it, there was “nothing to hide”.

Nothing to hide? Illegal, and very possibly treasonous communications with Russia is nothing to hide? After Russia just helped him take the Presidency? Ordered by the same person, the President’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who tried to establish a secret back channel of communications with Russia which the NSA couldn’t listen in on? That’s nothing to hide?

Of the many verbal tricks President Trump is prone to using to lie with a straight face, one of his favorites is “many people are saying”. Well, today many people are saying Trump just admitted to at least one impeachable offense.

Let’s start with a Congressman…

And then another Beltway insider…

That was explained a little more clearly by a political group…

A reliable critic of Trump seemed rather shocked…

Another seemed shocked that’s the best they could do in a full day…

One journalist made a rather lurid, and unfortunately probably accurate, observation…

This is a good point:

Not all of the reaction was online, either.

Outside the White House just before leaving for New York City, Trump insisted that “What has been shown is no collusion, no collusion.” Seemingly indicating that perhaps the President doesn’t understand that Obstruction of Justice is an impeachable offense, or that it leads to the logical conclusion that if you’re obstructing justice, there has to be a reason for that.

In response to shouted questions about Flynn’s plea, Trump said only “we’ll see what happens.” Of course, what’s likely to happen is that Flynn will roll over on Trump, his family, and his administration.

“Flynn should spill his guts. He shouldn’t take no bullet for no one. Trump has no loyalty to anyone but himself.” ~NYC Protester
The confrontations didn’t stop once Trump left the White House, either. At a protest on 42nd Street in New York City outside a fundraising breakfast the President attended on the same morning his tax bill passed, a group of protesters outraged by both the bill, which is projected to increase the deficit by as much as $1.5 trillion over the next decade and dramatically increases taxes, in the net effect, on most members of the middle class due to the removal of deductions for their mortgages, student loans, and child-care, and is also projected to cause 13 million Americans to lose their health insurance, and the revelations about Flynn inherent in his guilty plea.

One protester, a 65 year old Bronx union organizer who identified himself to the New York Post as Gerar Despinosse, held a sign bearing a picture of a handcuffed Trump, emblazoned with “lock him up”, a clear mockery of Trump and Flynn’s chants of “lock her up” aimed at Trump’s opponent in the 2016 Presidential election, Hillary Clinton. “Flynn should spill his guts,” Despinosse told the Post, “He should take no bullet for no one. Trump has no loyalty to anyone but to himself.”

And finally, let’s close on this gem of an observation…

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