By Onan Coca
Vice President Mike Pence is losing patience, which says a lot.
He’s not perturbed with his boss, President Trump, no he’s getting tired of special counsel Robert Mueller’s seemingly unending investigation.
Pence told NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell that the time had come for Mueller to bring his investigation to a close. “In the interests of the country, I think it’s time to wrap it up,” Pence said.
Count conservative radio pundit Mark Levin among the millions of Americans who agree with Pence and are dubious about the purpose of Robert Mueller’s investigation.
In a recent episode of Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Levin opined that Mueller’s purpose had become clear, and it wasn’t good…
“What is the purpose of an interview like that based on those 49 general areas? His purpose is to indict the president. Now, what’s the purpose of indicting the president? To try the president and find him guilty. What’s the purpose of the conviction? It’s to remove the president of the United States from office. That’s the bottom line.”
Let’s drag us all back, for a few minutes, to the constitution because that’s the bottom line, this is where it’s going to wind up. The attorney general and deputy attorney general really have to answer some fundamental questions about this investigation. Mr. Mueller wants to interview the president and he wants to interview him under the most onerous circumstances. What is the purpose of an interview like that based on those 49 general areas? His purpose is to indict the president.
Now, what’s the purpose of indicting the president? To try the president and find him guilty. What’s the purpose of the conviction? It’s to remove the president of the United States from office. That’s the bottom line. No president has ever been indicted while in office. Not one. No president has ever been forced before a federal grand jury, not one. No president has ever been removed from office by the United States Senate in a two-thirds vote of the Senate. Not one.
Mueller’s purpose, his purpose is to remove the president. That means one man, got it, that means one man, one jury would usurp the power, the entire constitutional power of Congress. The power to remove a president. You can indict every other public official. A judge, for instance, while they’re in office, and go through the impeachment process. You cannot do it with a president, and I’m going to tell you I’ve been starting this for decades. I’m studying it now; here’s the authoritative book.
So what’s going on now? It takes two-thirds of the Senate to remove a president. Not one prosecutor, not one jury. So my question is, from a constitutional perspective, to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, it’s time to step up, to the deputy attorney general, it’s time to pay attention. To the entire country, to all the lawyers you bring on here, this what’s going on here now, these fights over whether he’s going to be subpoenaed, the president, whether he’s going to answer questions, whether he can be indicted in office.
I want people to understand that the framers never even contemplated what’s going on today. They never contemplated that one prosecutor, a civil servant, a bureaucrat appointed by somebody else, would have the power to effectively remove the president of the United States.
The reason why the Democrats are hanging their hat on Mueller, the reason why the media are hanging their hat on Mueller — they’ll never get two-thirds of the Senate to remove this president. I don’t care if they impeach him. They’ll never get two-thirds. It’s never happened before. So what they’re hoping to do is trap him in this notion of a subpoena and questioning, indict him, try to humiliate him, try to force him to go in front of a court, hope that they get the Supreme Court on their side which I doubt they will but you never know with these courts, and then get him to resign. That’s their game plan, you heard it here first.
This is very, very important. From a constitutional perspective, as I speak, Mr. Mueller is undermining the constitution. He’s not upholding the rule of law. Whether he is consulting with Comey or consulting with Nostradamus, my point is this: what’s going on right now is anti-constitutional. It is undermining our system. The framers wanted the body politic to decide on whether or not to remove one branch of government just as the body politic put that person there in the first place. The media are too ignorant, they’re too liberal, they’re too obsessed to understand this, but I’m hoping tonight with a few minutes here, the American people will.
Republished with permission Eagle Rising
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Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.