I’ve long believed that nothing was going to attach to Trump.
Well, I don’t quite agree with that. I think, for example, if definitive proof that he knew about a clear crime (e.g, he knew the Russians hacking the DNC and said nothing), or himself committed a clear crime, would have flipped enough of his support to get him impeached.
But that’s not close to what we have here. We have a lack of evidence of any conspiracy-related crime, and a bunch of activities which are *arguably* (and therefore, arguably NOT) obstruction of justice. It’s a muddy picture, and a muddy picture doesn’t do it.
He was protected, additionally, by insolence and insubordination by his staff.
The operative word there was “protected”. Obstruction is not like murder or rape or robbery, where “attempted” is also a crime. No such thing as “attempted obstruction.”
Your conclusion is incorrect in that crimes were committed.
Sure, but the only ones that matter are ones committed by the POTUS. No American has been charged, at this date, of doing anything illegal vis a vis election fraud.
And you’re right in how similar this whole thing is to Clinton. And as such, in as much as any of Trump’s supporters believe Clinton supporters should be ashamed, they are in the same position. As James Dobson said about Clinton:
Personally, I think Dobson was right. However, you’re not going to get the GOP to admit that (in this case) because of the precedent set by the Dems in the Clinton case. Nor should they. If only one side takes the high road in politics, the side taking the high road is the loser.