obstruction

The proposal that could end Democratic obstruction of Trump’s judicial nominees

Carrie Severino, Washington Examiner

Confirming the president’s extraordinary judicial nominees is a top priority for me and my organization, the Judicial Crisis Network, and we are committed to doing whatever necessary to end this Democratic obstruction. That’s why we’ve launched a campaign in support of Sen. James Lankford’s gridlock reform. It’s time to tell the Senate Democrats who are obstructing Trump’s picks that they must stop playing games and start voting for qualified judicial nominees. Our courts—and our country—deserve better.

Obstruction Confusions

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

I believe it is specious to claim that a president can be found guilty of an obstruction offense, under federal criminal statutes, on the basis of acts that are within his lawful authority, even if the acts spring from malign motivations. It is because our law’s check on presidential maladministration is impeachment, not criminal prosecution. If Congress concluded that a president committed acts that interfered with FBI investigations, and that were corruptly motivated even if technically within the president’s lawful authority, Congress could impeach the president.

Is There an Obstruction Case against President Trump?

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

An OLC opinion would be invaluable guidance for Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Special Counsel Mueller. An OLC opinion would help clarify whether there truly is a basis for an obstruction allegation against President Trump. This would either lift a cloud of suspicion that makes it very difficult for a president to govern, or put Trump and future presidents on notice of what seemingly lawful presidential actions carry the hazard of potential legal jeopardy.

Why are the Comey memos secret?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Congress is still trying to learn more about the documents. Last month, Senator Chuck Grassley sent the Justice Department another letter trying to figure out who at the Justice Department had handled the memos. Judging by the committee's record, the chairman will keep at it until the public gets a chance to learn the whole story.

The Soros-Funded Voter Fraud Conspiracy Outed: Part 1

Our friend election law expert J. Christian Adams and the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) have produced a report including documents that prove at least 1,000 instances of voter fraud showing aliens registering or voting in the key swing state of Virginia. And, says Adams, there are certainly far more to be found if Democrat election officials would stop impeding the research.