Video: Dem Rep. Jayapal claims Trump trying to use court system ‘obstruction of justice’

While appearing on CNN Friday, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., argued that President Trump using the court system to clear himself from the charges leveled against him, in and of itself, amounts to obstruction of justice.

“We’re not going to fall into their tactics of delay and trying to use the court system. That is, in and of itself, obstruction of justice and that’s what the president does not seem to understand,” she said.

“We are not going to allow the president to use obstruction of justice and obstruction of Congress to stop us by saying ‘well, we need to call more witnesses,'” she added.

The Washington Free Beacon added:

She alleged that Trump had incriminated himself with his own comments and that the “evidence is clear” that he obstructed justice regarding the investigation into his phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. Public testimony in the impeachment inquiry concluded Thursday, and it remains an open question where Democrats’ impeachment effort will go from here.

Trump has used executive authority to keep some of his advisers and staff from speaking to Congress. Pelosi has said she is not waiting on a decision from the Supreme Court on whether Congress can compel them to testify.

“They keep taking it to court, and no, we’re not going to wait till the courts decide,” Pelosi said. “We cannot be at the mercy of the courts. The courts are very important in all of this. Those cases will continue.”

Translation: Donald Trump is not to be afforded due process.

Here’s video:

Reaction on Twitter was pretty much what you’d expect:

Yes, this is a coup d’etat.  All because Trump won in 2016 and the Democrats can’t win in 2020.

One person reminds us:



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