Special counsel Robert Mueller and his pack of attack dog prosecutors have just one goal for their investigation.
They want to drag Donald Trump out of the Oval Office.
And Mueller and his gang just heard the words about arresting Trump that was music to their ears.
When Robert Mueller referred Michael Cohen’s campaign finance violations to prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, anti-Trump pundits cheered the development.
And anti-Trump forces popped the champagne corks when Cohen pled guilty to making hush money payments at the direction of a then-candidate Donald Trump.
But there was just one hang-up.
Justice Department guidelines prevent prosecutors from indicting a sitting President.
DOJ lawyers originally wrote these guidelines in 1973 and they were affirmed in the year 2000.
No one had yet to contest the idea that a sitting President’s constitutional duties prevented him from being indicted until the Democrats won power in the 2018 midterm elections.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the strongest signal that the new Democrat majority would support Mueller’s decision to attack constitutional norms and indict Trump.
“Everything indicates that a president can be indicted after he is no longer president of the United States,” Pelosi told ‘Today’ show co-host, Savannah Guthrie.
“I think that is an open discussion. I think that is an open discussion in terms of the law,” Pelosi continued.
Other Democrats, such as incoming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, also claimed Mueller could indict Trump.
Pelosi sits as third in power from the Presidency.
The Speaker of the House claiming that Mueller can indict the President of the United States of America crosses a line that threatens the nation into becoming a third world banana republic.
Pelosi was not the only prominent Democrat throwing Mueller a lifeline.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler offered legislation on the first day of the new Democrat majority to “protect” the Mueller investigation.
Nadler’s bill – entitled the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act – would make Justice Department regulations that Mueller can only be fired for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or other good-cause official law.
Nadler – who cosponsored the legislation with Democrats Sheila Jackson Lee and Steve Cohen – released a statement explaining why this bill was necessary.
“As the Special Counsel announces new indictments and guilty pleas from Trump’s closest allies and associates, it’s clear that the threat to the Mueller investigation will only grow stronger,” the three Democrats wrote. “Democrats and Republicans in Congress have mentioned their support for the inquiry to continue unimpeded. Now is the time for Congress to finally act and pass this legislation to protect the integrity of the Special Counsel’s investigation and the rule of law.”
This bill is the final blow in a one-two punch combo that would allow Mueller to indict Trump.
First, the special counsel needed high-level political protection to pursue criminal charges against the President.
Second, Mueller required legal protection to prevent Trump from firing him should he go rogue and stage a coup by indicting the President.
On their first day in power, Democrats paved a road for Mueller to attack the country’s constitutional norms and press charges against a sitting President.
This abuse of power should concern every American.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.