It seems like Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) outspoken and public defiance of Donald Trump is inspiring other senators, both Democrats and Republicans, to honor their oaths of office. Upon their election, U.S. senators promise:
‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.’
The founding fathers showed incredible foresight in this oath, specifically in mentioning the need to defend the constitution from domestic enemies, as well as foreign. Also of note is the fact that personal loyalty to the president is not mentioned at all.
TRUE STORY: Trump asked Comey for a loyalty oath and to let Flynn go then fired him. Then asked McCabe who he voted for then forced him out. Now he asked Rod Rosenstein if he was “on my team.”
MORAL OF STORY: Trump is obstructing justice to cover up his Conspiracy with Russia.
— Ryan Knight 🇺🇸 (@ProudResister) January 31, 2018
Many Democratic senators have sought to maintain the integrity of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Trump’s alleged collusion with Russians during the 2016 election. Considering the long list of incidents that point to Trump’s obstructing justice during the investigation, these Senators are making a wise choice to bolster Mueller’s investigation. According to NBC:
‘Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who helped draft a bipartisan bill to protect Mueller that passed the Judiciary Committee late last month, confirmed to NBC News Thursday that talks are underway for a “Plan B” after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to bring the original legislation for a floor vote.’
Despite Trump’s constant cries disparaging the investigation and the justice department officials heading it up, federal indictments are already piling up, resulting in a more unhinged Trump:
The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2018
This indicates that this investigation is fruitful and vitally important to maintaining a strong nation free of foreign influence. Where there is smoke, there’s often fire:
Fox News is telling their viewers that the Mueller Probe has drug on for too long
Funny, because they didn't mention anything about the Hillary email probe or Benghazi probe:
Hillary Investigations: 72 Months, 0 Indictments
Trump/Russia – 14 Months, 23 indictments & counting.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) May 6, 2018
This legislation aims to protect the work done by the investigation in the event that another one of Trump’s tantrums results in the firing of justice department heads like Rod Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions. If those positions are filled with Trump loyalists, Mueller’s investigation could be in real trouble.
‘The discussions “involve assuring the evidence is preserved and reports are done if the special counsel is fired or other political interference is undertaken by the president,” Blumenthal told NBC News.’
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