“I will never testify against Trump.” This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about “President Trump.” Nice to know that some people still have “guts!”
Donald J. Trump. 12/3/2018. Twitter.
The legacy of Donald Trump has undoubtedly given our world amusement and arresting headlines. He has entertained us with his brashness, thoughtless rhetoric, and childish ignorance. In defense of Trump, I am ashamed we have used him as the butt of our jokes. There is nothing noble about laughing at someone else’s expense and making fun of another’s misfortunes.
Although it makes interesting news, it is cruel to drag out Trump’s case for obstruction of justice that becomes more and more evident with his every tweet. (This particular tweet may be a perfect example of witness tampering code 18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512.)
It is notable of Trump’s awkward placement of quotation marks, “President Trump,” which may show his own insecurity of being elected to a position he knew he could not fill.
I know justice cannot be rushed, but let’s not cause more agony to a man who was sadly unqualified to represent the core values of what it means to be human and what it means to be American.
In our lifetimes, the Trump Show has been the greatest. I am thankful for this show.
It has brought out the worst in us.
It has brought out the best in us.
It has been a lesson for all of us.
I hope we can all learn from it.
The omnibus clause, or “catch-all provision” of 18 U.S.C. § 1503, provides:
Whoever . . . corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be (guilty of an offense).