(Tea Party PAC) – One of the things that President Trump currently gets criticized for by the radical left — a list that has grown as long as infinity in only four short years — is that he “meddles” in investigations and trials, like the one Roger Stone is currently undergoing, and thus should be removed from office because to get this involved is tantamount to abuse of power.
Right now the hate on this is coming from the fact that Trump recently tweeted that the sentence against Roger Stone was ridiculous, which resulted in the Justice Department suddenly backtracking. Thus, to the Democratic Party, the president is meddling.
However, history shows that the former administration led by the left’s golden boy, Barack Obama, was notorious for meddling into investigations and trials, much more so than our current commander-in-chief.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
In 2015, President Obama told CBS news that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured private email server for her official communications may have been a “mistake,” but added: “I don’t think it posed a national security problem.”
The New York Times reported that FBI officials: “saw an instance of the president trying to influence the outcome of a continuing investigation — and not for the first time.” The officials recalled Obama’s comments in 2012 defending then-CIA director David Petraeus, who was under investigation for sharing classified information with a journalist with whom he was having an affair.
In 2013, a Navy judge ruled that President Obama had exerted “unlawful command influence” by harsh comments about the punishment he expected the military would mete out against those accused of sexual harassment. Obama had told a press conference in 2012: “If we find out somebody’s engaging in this, they’ve got to be held accountable — prosecuted, stripped of their positions, court martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged. Period.”
As a result, the Navy judge ruled out dishonorable discharge as a potential punishment in ongoing cases. Later, the conviction of a Marine staff sergeant was thrown out because of the possible influence of Obama’s words.
What’s ironic here is that President Obama’s harsh language actually made sexual assault cases more difficult to prosecute. However, when the former president stuck his nose into these matters the media was nowhere to be found. No, the mainstream media wouldn’t have dared turn what the president did into a national debate because to do so might have hurt his reputation among the people and by extension, the progressive agenda might have suffered as well.
Obama also stirred up the pot when he decided to weigh in on the arrest of a Harvard professor back in 2009. This is the infamous incident where the president said that Cambridge police “acted stupidly,” when they arrested Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Gates had locked himself out of his house and forced the door open, prompting a neighbor to call the cops. A confrontation came about after Sgt. James Crowley arrived on the scene and asked for ID.
In a press conference several days later, Obama admitted he did not have all the facts, but still accused the officer of racism, placing his conduct in the context of a history of racial profiling by police:
I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.
And number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcing disproportionately. That’s just a fact.
As you can imagine, the Cambridge police were not too happy about the comments made by Obama, however, the matter was smoothed over after Obama invited police over to the White House for a beer.
This pattern of behavior by Obama continued on throughout his time in office. His intervention happened during the Trayvon Martin murder case, the bungling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and many other instances.
At the end of the day, if the left is going to criticize Trump for weighing in on Roger Stone, perhaps they need to retroactively criticize President Obama in order to not appear to be raging hypocrites? Then again, it’s already too late for that anyway.