First of all, this blog title has nothing to do with what I’m writing about. I can honestly blame it on my Inner Fangirl.
The title should be “Why This Country Needs an Independent Investigator.”
In the last week, our current president has fired the Director of the FBI, and admitted in a television interview with Lester Holt that one of the reasons he did it was because the Director was investigating the president’s alleged ties to Russia (a country, you may recall, who has never had America’s interests at heart). This current president is very good at declaring what is true or not true according to his own barometer, and he declared that these alleged ties are not true (despite that about 6 of his campaign, transition, and cabinet team members have been shown to have done some ….questionable …. things). Now, not only is the current president trolling the man he fired via his Twitterfinger, the same current president has met high-ranking Russians in the Oval Office behind closed doors, without American press, or apparently any others as witnesses.
This has been an exhausting week.
We, the American People, need a special, independent prosecutor to fully investigate these allegations for one simple reason: Confidence.
Right now, confidence in our elected officials of any party, and confidence in our rules of law, are taking hit after hit.
The current president is thumbing his nose at both houses of Congress, and the Judiciary, daring them to do something. Congress has shown it is all words and no action. Both House and Senate Republicans have shown that they will allow ideology to trump country (no pun intended), the Republic be damned. None of them is a patriot, and every one of them has violated his/her oath to protect and defend the Constitution. The Democrats are gumming the bone. The Attorney General of the United States, the chief law enforcer of this country, has had to recuse — recuse!! — himself from this investigation.
As of today, 20 state Attorneys General have
Regardless of whether or not the Republicans’ ultimate plan is to convene a Constitutional Convention and suspend or revoke items in our founding documents, as of today, the Constitution of the United States is the law of the land, and the president is not — and cannot be — above Congress or the Judiciary.
A thorough investigation is called for to either indict or exonerate the current president and any accomplices he may have had.
The confidence of the People demand it.