Alleged serial killer's brother reveals why obstruction of justice charges are so important in masterful Trump insult
Before special counsel Robert Mueller delivered the final report for his Russia investigation to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, March 22, the news media were wondering what Mueller would have to say on the subject of obstruction of justice. Barr, in a letter to Congress summarizing the report’s key finds, said that Mueller “left unresolved” the matter of whether or not President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice during the Russia investigation. And real estate developer Douglas Durst, chairman of the Durst Organization and brother of suspected serial killer Robert Durst, noted how useful obstruction of justice charges can be for prosecutors in a Thursday morning tweet.
Robert Durst, now 75, has been suspected of homicides in different states, but not convicted. And Douglas Durst, in his Thursday tweet, posted that his brother “was acquitted of the underlying crime” of “homicide” but “convicted of obstruction of justice”—adding that “the world is safer for it.” The next homicide trial for Robert Durst is scheduled to start in September.
Animosity has long existed between Douglas Durst and fellow real estate developer Trump, who has insulted him on Twitter more than once. On December 10, 2014, Trump tweeted that he “is a disaster at operating the new World Trade Center,” referring to one of Douglas Durst’s real estate projects. Trump described Durst as a "terrible manager" in a separate tweet that same day.
My brother Robert was acquitted of the underlying crime (homicide), but was convicted of obstruction of justice…and… https://t.co/H96ggw6Y5g— douglas durst (@douglas durst)1553790912.0
Durst is a disaster at operating the new World Trade Center. It takes forever for workers or visitors to get in with impossible security.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1418260180.0
Some of the tweets in response to Douglas Durst’s post reflected on the subject of obstruction of justice as it pertains to Trump. Twitter user @TristanloganT posted that there “was no obstruction” when former FBI Director James Comey was fired in 2017 and that counterintelligence investigations “can be stopped by the President any time since he is in charge of national security.” And Twitter user @PeterMDavies80, in response to @TristanloganT, posted, “Yeah, looking forward to every future Democrat just stopping any investigation they want and then hiding the report about it and claiming exoneration.”