Thank you Professor Cole, ever stalwart!
The trump WH is How is the trump WH directing the FBI to NOT interview witnesses or potential witnesses to the very serious charges (arguably the most serious and widespread of the current three accusers), that are directly connected to the sworn statement/charges against Kavanaugh by Julie Swetnick not an obstruction of justice, under the statute you referenced, and its very wording?
The “deal” made between Sen. Flake, the committee and Dems, was that the three existing accusers , Dr Ford, Deborah Ramiriz, and Julie Swetnick, would be investigated by the FBI. Now trump is shielding the nominee and hiding more damaging evidence just like the 100,000 pages of history when he served a political role in the Bush WH The limitation itself is an admission and complicity to a continued cover-up that muat NOT be tolerated!
He - trump - by very intentionally limiting the scope of the so-called “investigation” - is corruptly influencing, obstructing, impeding, the due administration of justice _that limitation is in itself an admission and clue that much more is known by the WH to the veracity of the accusers charges!
So exactly HOW are the actions by the trump WH not an obstruction of justice - a premeditated obstruction?
"Obstruction of justice is defined in the omnibus clause of 18 U.S.C. § 1503, which provides that “whoever . . . . corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be (guilty of an offense).”
" the White House is not permitting the FBI to pursue the allegation of the third accuser, Julie Swetnick, who said Kavanaugh was present at a party where she was gang-raped when they were teenagers.
Also, the agency reportedly cannot seek employment records from a Safeway supermarket in suburban Maryland for Kavanaugh’s friend Mark Judge, whom Ford says witnessed and helped in assaulting her. Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that such records could provide evidence to corroborate her account, helping to establish the time period."