For a year, we have debated the foundation for criminal allegations against President Donald Trump and others in the continuing investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller has indicted individuals for crimes far removed from the Trump campaign, but has remained silent after the singing of the national anthem (I think it was the national anthem) by Fergie at the All-Star NBA game.
Mueller is allowed to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated” with the Trump campaign as well as “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.” The scope includes the right to investigate “any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a)” — including perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses.
Surely this is a national security threat. Moreover, it “arose” as much from the investigation as Paul Manafort’s mortgage before the election. Whether Manafort overextended his assets pales in comparison to the over-extension of Fergie.
Even if this is not the destruction of all evidence of the national anthem, surely if constitutes some from of criminal intimidation or false statement.
It is time for Mueller to unite the country and prosecute Fergie.