Little Kremlin-on-the-PotomacThe WaPo:
“On Wednesday, as Republicans were clamoring to make public a secret document they think will undercut the investigation into Russian meddling, President Trump made clear his desire: Release the memo.
“Trump’s directive was at odds with his own Justice Department, which had warned that releasing the classified memo written by congressional Republicans would be “extraordinarily reckless” without an official review. Nevertheless, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly relayed the president’s view to Attorney General Jeff Sessions — although the decision to release the document ultimately lies with Congress.”
If Comrade Trump does this (which he can all on his own, power of the preznintcy), I think it will backfire on him gloriously. Remember the Secret Society? That’s where that conspiracy theory came from.
I don’t know much about Obstruction of Justice, but I do know that one has to prove intent to obstruct. Releasing a classified document full of squid ink that casts doubt on the integrity of the FBI sounds like intention to me.
Do it, Comrade Stupid. I dare you. I double-dog dare you.
UPDATE 1: Tiger Beat on the Potomac talks to authorities on Obstruction to see what they say.