Trump’s Tweets Prove Obstruction Of Justice, Ex-Watergate Prosecutor Explains:
Donald Trump is biting his own tail with all of his tweets, which according to former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks prove that he has obstructed justice.
Wine-Banks comes shortly after a new bombshell report that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining Trump’s tweets for obstruction of justice.
MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin started off the segment by asking New York Times Washington correspondent Michael Schmidt “What more can you tell us?”
“Most times that people are accused of obstructing justice, it’s things that happen in private — it’s pressuring witnesses, it’s making threats against folks to try and stop them from speaking,” Schmidt explained. “What’s unusual here, what’s different, is that the president has made so many public statements about the investigation, about the former FBI Director James Comey, about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, things that could be construed as trying to influence them.”
“Now if you line up his public statements with what he’s accused of doing privately, you can see where the president may have been trying to move these guys in different directions as it relates to the investigation, trying to get them to do things that he wanted,” he continued. “Remember, the president is accused of asking the FBI director to end the investigation into his former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, the president is accused of trying to get Comey to put out the word that he’s not under investigation.”
“Jill, how could using President Trump’s tweets — and there are a lot of them — how could using those tweets and statements help establish an obstruction case?” the host asked the former prosecutor.
“First of all, it establishes a pattern of behavior and it shows what his intent really is, so it will be very helpful to see that as part of the evidence against the president,” Wine-Banks claimed.
“I have been saying for more than a year that the case for obstruction is in plain sight and part of it is that he talks to the public and he talks through Twitter and that is the same as if he approached someone in private,” she continued. “He’s sending a message to all these people, ‘do what I want you to do or else.’ He could say that in a one-on-one meeting or he could say it through his Twitter account, both of which amount to obstruction of justice and he should be held liable.”
“He is an official of the U.S. government and he can’t use his Twitter account to punish Americans, so I think there’s a lot here that is going to help Mueller in prosecuting this case,” Wine-Banks added.
Wine-Banks also predicted the timeline of this taking place.
“I think the case for obstruction has been clear for over a year, it’s very, very clear now and I think that’s where he may be focusing for anything he will do before the election, before he has to sort of remain silent so as not to interfere with the midterm elections,” she suggested.
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