As the Trump-Russia investigation shifts to high gear, suspicion of a possible plot between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump to fabricate a false story about why former FBI Director James Comey was fired is starting to emerge.
If the suspicion proves to be true, it could be grounds for criminal prosecution of either Sessions or Trump. And, it could be grounds for impeachment of the president.
It is a crime to “corruptly” endeavor to impede a proceeding before a federal agency. The law says, “corruptly means acting with an improper purpose… including making a false or misleading statement.”
That prompted Democratic congressman Rep. Ted Lieu (CA) to declare why Donald Trump is on the verge of going down for obstructing justice with one powerful sentence that was heard loud in clear on Twitter:
“No one is above the law.”
No one is above the law. https://t.co/tAQQU49ZE5
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 14, 2017
In a November 2016 interview with The New York Times, Trump offered up the strange and unconstitutional notion that, as president, the law doesn’t apply to him.
“The law’s totally on my side, the president can’t have a conflict of interest,” he told the times.
The President doesn’t just believe in an imperial presidency. He believes in an unlimited imperial presidency that is above the Constitution. Donald Trump is Richard Nixon’s view of presidential power on a powerful mixture of steroids and crack.
However, as Rep. Lieu pointed out, no one is above the law. And that’s a fact Trump is about to learn the hard way.