House Republicans Are Now On The Tightrope As New Potential Crimes Surface
The worst thing that could have happened to House Republicans was to lose the House to Democrats. On Monday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) spoke out against House Republicans for making special counsel Robert Mueller’s job impossible. He even accused Republicans of obstruction of justice for trying to defend Donald Trump.
“Whether it amounts to criminal conduct, clearly the efforts of the House Republicans were designed to impede and throw sticks into the spokes of the Mueller investigation,” Whitehouse said in a Yahoo podcast.
“To discredit it, foul it up, to provide alternative narratives, potentially even to communicate to potential witnesses or jurors their alternative narratives and thereby influence the proceedings … all of that,” Whitehouse added.
“The only thing that stops that being a crime is the contact with Trump’s lawyers and the corrupt intent. The other elements are all there,” he continued.”You can show in abundance that they tried to interfere with the Mueller investigation.”
“Whether they did that with the requisite corrupt intent … We’re one bad email away,” he concludes. “It definitely needs to be investigated.”
The podcast can be heard below:
In this clip from new @SkullduggeryPod, @SenWhitehouse says House GOP efforts to "throw sticks in the spokes" of the Mueller probe "definitely needs to be investigated," adding "we're one bad email away" from proving obstruction. @dklaidman pic.twitter.com/OdAuQSKFdS
— Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff) January 21, 2019