The NY Times does a piece on how the President of the United States went AFTER American Federal law enforcement officials in a effort to derail their investigation of himself , his campaign and other things connected to him…
Trump efforts , which have been revealed in the media are further revealed in the just released Mueller Report…..
Those efforts would be cause for criminal charges probably if the Justice Department itself did NOT hamstring Federal Prosecutors from bring charges for those very actions with a policy against prosecuting a sitting President for criminal behaviour….
There are STILL more investigations going on in US Attorney Offices in New York, Virginia and Washington D.C. that could cause Donald Trump legal problems….
While NOT widely reported?
In the Micheal Cohen case?
Individual #1 has been named as an un-indicted co-conspirator….
Individual #1 is known to be one Donald J. Trump…
….The long-awaited report by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, released on Thursday painted a portrait of law enforcement leaders more fiercely under siege than previously known. They struggled to navigate Mr. Trump’s apparent disregard for their mission through a mix of threats to resign, quiet defiance and capitulation to some presidential demands. While their willingness to stay quiet might have protected their institutions, it also helped empower Mr. Trump to continue his attacks.
Mr. Trump made good on some threats, forcing out Attorney General Jeff Sessions the day after the midterm elections in November. The third-ranking Justice Department official, Rachel Brand, left three months before Mr. Rosenstein’s speech to become Walmart’s top lawyer. Mr. Rosenstein, who had an inside look at the investigation as its overseer and at Mr. Trump’s behavior as a top political appointee, is himself set to depart.
“The bad news is that the attacks were relentless, but the good news is that the department has a thin political layer and a strong tradition of professionalism,” said Chuck Rosenberg, a former chief of staff to the F.B.I. director fired by Mr. Trump, James B. Comey. “But to see it and to read about the president’s behavior is deeply disturbing.”
The president sought to undermine the Justice Department’s leaders and thwart the Russia investigation from his first days in office…..
Attorney General William P. Barr, who took office that month, appears to be trying to reset the relationship between the White House and the Justice Department. He has helped further the president’s agenda on health care and immigration, and he has vowed to investigate whether the Russia investigation was tainted by what he called unlawful “spying.”
He also worked to offset the Mueller report’s damning portrait of Mr. Trump. On Thursday, just before the report’s release, Mr. Barr held a news conference in which he offered a striking defense of Mr. Trump, highlighting facts to help build a case for exoneration and avoiding assertions that were more damaging for the president….