(By Jay Ambrose, Centennial Institute Fellow)
The left has gone fanatical, democracy is in peril, and nothing sums it up better than a Huffington Post article in which a law professor calls for President Donald Trump’s impeachment for withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. The article is an intellectual disgrace but watch out because here comes The New York Times pontificating on the front page about putting the president in prison.
Its excuse is that he obstructed justice by asking James Comey as FBI director to take it easy on Michael Flynn, and while impeachment on these grounds has been screamed about quite a bit in Washington of late, none of it works. Even the lawyers in the story say you cannot prosecute a sitting president, and Alan Dershowitz, a constitutional law expert at Harvard, is among those pointing out that Trump could legally even have pardoned Flynn, his former national security advisor.
Comey also testified that the FBI had not been investigating Trump for collusion with Russians, a barely mentioned fact as the Comey story became something like a nationwide media thunderstorm with the lightning aimed for the White House as Democrats rejoiced in the rain and hoped for a flood. Such a desired outcome is clear to everybody, the focus on all of this and the current investigation will not cease, major issues will go into hiding and Trump is facing tough challenges.
One of the things that makes it interesting is that Hillary Clinton almost certainly did obstruct justice – the issue at hand with Trump and Flynn – when staffers deleted emails that had been subpoenaed by a House committee. Nothing much came of it, as we know, but we live in an age of the double standard, and a driving factor is the fury of the left on some