1. TRUMP'S LAWYERS BASICALLY CONCEDE HE OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE.
They aren't saying he didn't obstruct. They're saying because he's the President, it's not a crime.
Trump tweeted this week that he doesn’t have time to focus on the Russia investigation b/c he's so busy president-ing...
WHICH IS THE SAME ARGUMENT MADE IN THE LETTER.
We know the Special Counsel doesn't leak.
It's NOT A COINCIDENCE that the claims in the letter mirror Trump's tweets this week. Once again, just like the #49Questions by Sekulow, it's from Trump's side.
The fact that they're saying it confirms the widely-held belief that Trump’s pardons have been strategic & intended to send signals to witnesses implicated in Mueller's investigation.
If this is truly Trump and advisers' view on his power, we're ALREADY in a Constitutional Crisis.
EVERY elected official MUST OBJECT or BE VOTED OUT.
McCarthy is next-in-line for the Speakership and will lead the GOP next term no matter the outcome.
He's clear the GOP won't defend the Constitution.