February 12, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute

Sounds like treason to me

I sometimes find myself thinking the same thoughts as Greg Sargent, the Post columnist. Greg ran an interview today with former Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Bromwich. They talked about the president’s urging Bill Barr’s DOJ to go easy on Roger Stone, which, by definition, is an obstruction of justice. Here’s what struck me…

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I sometimes find myself thinking the same thoughts as Greg Sargent, the Post columnist. Greg ran an interview today with former Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Bromwich. They talked about the president’s urging Bill Barr’s DOJ to go easy on Roger Stone, which, by definition, is an obstruction of justice.

Here’s what struck me about the interview.

Sargent:

The first sentencing recommendation discusses how serious Stone’s crimes were in terms of the threat they posed to the integrity of our political system. In that context, we now have Trump explicitly declaring that the entire investigation into the attack on our system was illegitimate. He’s trying to erase that original attack.

Bromwich:

That’s exactly what he’s trying to do. He has utter disregard for our system. That is an existential threat to the institutions that most of us value, prize and have served.

For today’s edition of the Editorial Board, I wrote about Robert Mueller being in the president’s crosshairs. For tomorrow’s edition, I think I’ll drop the other shoe.

It all sounds like treason to me. —JS

John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition open and available to all. Find him @johnastoehr.

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