Back in the day, I wrote for a president. Not speeches, mind you, but special correspondence and proclamations. Watching this entire nauseating mess with the Justice Department and the FBI—agencies that many believe are corrupt to their core—I thought I’d write a statement for President Donald J. Trump that he could use to address the issue.
It goes like this:
Today I am announcing as president of the United States and head of the executive branch, acting on behalf of and in the interests of “We the People,” that I am ordering my subordinates at the Department of Justice and FBI to turn over immediately all un-redacted, relevant documents and make all witnesses available to Congress related to the Hillary Clinton server and email investigation, the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the Russian election influence investigations.
Under my Article II powers, there is no executive privilege or separation of powers issue for me in ordering these actions. This is not a capitulation to a coequal branch of government but rather an exercise of my constitutional authority.
It is abundantly clear from the inspector general’s report that high ranking officials at the Justice Department and FBI acted with extreme bias on behalf of Hillary Clinton and her associates when they investigated her private email server. These senior officials went so far as to order that the investigators go easy on Clinton as she would be the next president of the United States.