President Trump committed obstruction. From the moment he defeated Hillary Clinton, Democrats have tried to overturn the 2016 election, and President Trump has obstructed their efforts every step of the way.
First, partisans within the Department of Justice spied on his campaign. They used a mainstream news article to obtain a warrant to surveil Trump’s campaign staff, all while misleading the FISA court judge as to the source of the article: an unverified oppo file underwritten by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC. Recently-uncovered text messages between disgraced FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page suggest this surveillance continued after the election, shifting focus from the campaign to the transition team.
Then, according to disgraced FBI agent Andrew McCabe, several DOJ and FBI officials discussed staging a coup d’etat by invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein allegedly suggested wearing a wire to secretly record conversations with President Trump in the hopes of entrapping him.
Next, Trump’s critics called him a traitor. Former Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine suggested that Trump might have committed treason as early as July 2017, just two months after special counsel Robert Mueller even began his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. That same month, former Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackerman concluded, “There’s almost no question this is treason.” Last July, Charles Blow published a column in The New York Times titled, “Trump, Treasonous Traitor.” John Brennan, the CIA director under Barack Obama, described the president’s conduct “nothing short of treasonous.” A few weeks later, retired Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters suggested Trump had “committed treason” and compared the president to Stalin and Goebbels. Countless others echoed the calumny.
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