By Robert A. Vella
Two important but very strange developments occurred today regarding President Trump.
Two members of the House of Representatives’ far-right Freedom Caucus (a.k.a. Tea Party members) and nine other members introduced articles of impeachment against U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (who oversees the Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election), but did so immediately before the House adjourned for its summer recess. Apparently, either the vote threshold to impeach Mr. Rosenstein do not yet exist or this is simply a political move to appease Trump supporters ahead of the midterm elections. See: Sessions defends deputy Rosenstein after impeachment move
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is now examining President Trump’s statements made on social media (i.e. Twitter) in order to determine if it constitutes a general obstruction of justice pattern intended to intimidate DOJ officials and potential witnesses (i.e. witness tampering) related to his ongoing Russian meddling investigation. However, Mueller has previously stated that a sitting president cannot be criminally indicted; so, his motive is unclear. Some are speculating that Mueller may be laying the legal groundwork for possible impeachment proceedings against Trump. See: Mueller Examining Trump’s Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry