Corruption is on steroids at the Trump White House.
The White House and House Republicans are attempting to obstruct justice by interfering in the FBI and NSA investigation into the Trump Campaign and Russians. MSNBC reports this morning that the interference began when Reince Priebus asked the FBI to tamp down rumors about the FBI's investigation.
Of course, Trump had already fired Sally Q. Yates, the former acting attorney general, because she refused to prosecute the illegal executive order issued by him to ban immigration. That EO has been struck down tree times by the court.
The truer reason that Yates was fired was that she was investigating Michael Flynn and his alleged involvement with the Russians. Trump also fired Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan who was also actively investigating Trump associates. Otherwise, if anyone tries to investigate Trump and associates, they will be fired.
The matter gets worse when Devin Nunes, the lead in the House investigation of the Trump-Russian relationships tipped off President Trump with information that the FBI has about him, garnered from surveillance of Russians living in the Trump Tower in New York. That was a clear breach of ethics that constitutes obstruction of justice.
"As we discussed at the time, there are rules in place that severely limit the communications between the FBI and the White House, though in this case, Reince Priebus either didn’t know or didn’t care about those restrictions. Politico had a report over the weekend – before yesterday’s testimony from FBI Director James Comey, obviously – about the communications.
Reince Priebus’s request that the FBI refute a report of Donald Trump associates’ contacts with Russian intelligence appears to have violated the White House’s policy restricting political interference in pending investigations, according to a copy of the policy obtained by POLITICO.
The policy says only the president, vice president and White House counsel can discuss specific investigations or cases with the attorney general, deputy attorney general, associate attorney general or solicitor general. Any other conversations require the approval of the White House counsel, according to the document.
In other words, Priebus’ chats with the deputy director of the FBI – communications that the White House has already acknowledged – were problematic on their face.
But in light of yesterday’s news, they seem quite a bit worse."
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