William Barr’s testimony before the Senate on May 1 was disturbing to me in many ways.
He said the president was “angered and frustrated” by the special counsel’s investigation, as if this somehow justifies his attempts to stop it.
Barr’s assertion that the president has the constitutional right to stop any investigation he deems to be baseless is even more alarming. This is a basis for tyranny. Suggesting that the president can break the law and end any investigation into that breach is beyond troubling.
If this is allowed to stand, it seems we are headed for a true constitutional crisis. I am not a lawyer but it seems to me that guilty or not, obstruction of justice is a criminal act.
Republicans in the Senate who allow the president to get away with this are just as guilty. Barr is clearly working for the president and not the American people.
I can only imagine the outrage by Republicans if a Democrats had done what Donald Trump and William Barr have done. For the first time in my life, I am truly stunned and saddened about what is happening to our government.
The United States used to lead the world by virtue of its morals and the tenets of our constitution. No longer. God help us.