Courtesy of Yahoo News:
President Donald Trump’s lawyer flatly admitted that the White House is waging a fierce information campaign against special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The aim: to delegitimize the probe in the eyes of voters and lawmakers in Congress.
Rudy Giuliani, asked about the near-daily attacks on the probe, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, “They are giving us the material. I couldn’t do it if I didn’t have the material. … It is for public opinion.”
“Because eventually, the decision here is going to be: impeach, [or] not impeach,” he continued. “Members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, are going to be informed a lot by their constituents. So our jury … is the American people. And the American people … Republicans largely, independents pretty substantially, and even Democrats now question the legitimacy of it.”
I have to admit that Giuliani is not wrong about this, and his tactics make perfect sense.
However, the documents that they are demanding would NEVER be made available to a regular citizen under investigation, until charges had been filed and they had started the discovery process.
Getting this information early might allow Trump to hide evidence, and to continue his obstruction campaign in a more targeted fashion.
The president of the United States is not above the law, and in this case, the law might be the only thing we have to protect us from him.