In a Monday morning op-ed, The New York Times editorial board warned the president, saying he ” is not above the law.”
The board explained, “news reports point to a growing possibility that President [Donald] Trump may act to cripple or shut down an investigation by the nation’s top law-enforcement agencies into his campaign and administration.”
The thought that the president can fire everyone involved and that the investigation will cease is absurd and impossible, the board alluded. It also noted that lawmakers should get ready for the moment to present itself.
“Lawmakers need to be preparing now for that possibility because if and when it comes to pass, they will suddenly find themselves on the edge of an abyss, with the Constitution in their hands,” it recommended.
“Make no mistake: If Mr. Trump takes such drastic action, he will be striking at the foundation of the American government, attempting to set a precedent that a president, alone among American citizens, is above the law,” the board continued. “What can seem now like a political sideshow will instantly become a constitutional crisis, and history will come calling.”
The editorial also noted, however, that Trump “has been known to huff and puff, to bluff and bluster, and he may be doing no more than that now.”
However, he could also be be doing something far worse and outright illegal.