Pelosi: Trump blocking staffers from testifying is obstruction of justice

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) continued her slow walk toward impeachment on Tuesday when she accused President Donald Trump of committing obstruction of justice by blocking his staffers from testifying in Congress.

On Tuesday afternoon, the White House sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) in response to his subpoena requiring former Trump adviser Hope Hicks to testify. The administration is blocking Hicks from testifying by arguing that she is “immune” from doing so.

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Once again, Trump is defying a congressional subpoena, and his behavior is seriously pissing Pelosi off because when asked about Trump blocking Hicks from testifying, the House Speaker said that Trump is committing obstruction of justice, her strongest language yet signaling she is close to supporting an impeachment inquiry.

Previously, Pelosi has accused Trump of being engaged in a cover-up. This is the first time she has described Trump’s flouting of subpoenas as obstruction of justice, a high crime justifying impeachment.

Not only did Pelosi condemn Trump’s action, so did legal experts.

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti pointed out that there’s no such thing as immunity from testifying for senior advisers to the president.

Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe agreed, observing that Trump and his team are just making things up.

Clearly, Trump is making sh*t up as he goes in order to justify violating congressional subpoenas. As usual, he will be taken to court and will lose because any judge worthy of their position will see right through this pathetic facade. But Pelosi’s two-word description of Trump’s action is moving her closer to pushing the impeachment button, and that would be disastrous for Trump as the nation will get to see all of the evidence against him in the impeachment hearings that are sure to be nationally televised for the world to see.

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