President Donald Trump meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

I Don’t Care for Trump, But I Don’t Believe He Obstructed Justice

My feelings on Donald Trump have been well known for a long time. I think he is a detriment to the GOP and the party is on the verge of annihilation because of him. I think the sooner the party stands up to Trump to sooner the party can figure out how to survive. I think the man needed some latitude as a novice chosen to sit in the big chair, but the man has doubled down on ignorance instead of trying to learn on the job.

But I do not think the man is guilty of obstruction of justice. I do not think the man even tried to obstruct justice. I think it is notable that all the people screaming the loudest about this are partisan Democrats. Yes, I think James Comey is a good man and an honorable man, but I also think Comey is sympathetic to the Democrats. Barack Obama would not have appointed Comey if Comey leaned right.

The Democrats can trot out all the old Watergate warriors and all the people fired by Donald Trump all they want. But I do not think Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice. I do not think Donald Trump worked with the Russians to steal the election. I do not believe the parade of awfuls that Democrats keep screaming about to mobilize and energize their base.

The problem for the GOP, however, is Donald Trump is not a believable person. His base is starting to get tired of defending the indefensible. He has contradicted his own White House team repeatedly. He has caused more confusion, and all these injuries to his administration are self-inflicted. He is his own worst enemy cheered on by enablers in the media and the crowds around him.

But still, I do not believe he obstructed justice. The one other thing I do believe, however, is Robert Mueller is a fair man who understands the gravity of the situation. I do not condone the character assassination of James Comey, nor do I condone the character assassination of Robert Mueller. If Robert Mueller finds that the President did obstruct justice based on his review of the situation, I will have to reconsider my position.

Until then, the daily cavalcade of hysterics from Democrats makes me more likely to believe the President.

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Erick Erickson

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