CROSS POINT: President Trump should continue to be investigated going into 2020
"No collusion, no obstruction" was President Trump’s message for months. Special Counsel Mueller’s report became public and calls for impeachment grew louder.
The report outlined at least ten instances of potential obstruction cases equipped with names of former Trump administration officials. Congress has a duty to pursue the obstruction cases, but will they? Or will the 2020 election overshadow the need to pursue justice?
Impeachment is the only option for a president who may have obstructed justice since the Department of Justice will not indict a sitting president.
But the road to impeachment would be long and likely unsuccessful with a Republican-controlled Senate. Not to mention the stain failed impeachment places on an already drained public looking for answers to growing income inequality, student loan debt, and healthcare—not the president’s dealings with Russia.
Democrats are divided over this. Socialist Democrats and newer members of Congress think there is enough evidence to begin impeachment proceedings, while Speaker Pelosi has urged Democrats to investigate first. And she’s right.
Let’s get to the point: Extensive investigations into President Trump should continue. What is found could cost him the 2020 election. But pursuing impeachment this early is short-sighted and likely to fail.