GOP Collusion To Bring Down Mueller Backfires And Provides Boost To Obstruction Of Justice Case
President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress have been engaged in a smear campaign against Robert Mueller in an effort to turn public opinion on the Russia probe and use it as cover to fire the special counsel. Well, those efforts just backfired in a big way.
Instead of bringing down Robert Mueller and ending the Russia investigation, Trump and House Republicans have provided more evidence to law enforcement for an obstruction of justice case against him.
The vast majority of Americans say Trump is lying about his involvement in the Russia election interference. A whopping 63 percent of respondents said they believe the things Trump has said publicly about Russian interference are false. Just 35 percent think his comments are true, according to the poll.
In an interview with MSNBC Friday, former US attorney Barbara McQuade explained how Trump collusion could help Mueller:
“As we’ve discussed, one of the most difficult thing to prove in an obstruction of justice case is the corrupt intent. Not the act but the intent. You have to show that they had some sort of bad purpose. If you can show that the White House or President Trump is getting other people to do his bidding, to put an end to this investigation, that could bolster the evidence of the corrupt intent that Robert Mueller needs,” McQuade said.
Here’s a video of the interview:
Every action that Trump takes to try to halt or derail the investigation only helps the Special Counsel make an obstruction of justice case against him. If he abuses presidential power to try to kill the Russia investigation, it will come back ten times stronger. If Trump fires Mueller, all hell is going to break loose, and the obstruction of justice case will get very real.