Blumenthal: Trump may be guility "of obstruction of justice"

Blumenthal: Trump may be guility

"It says that the President is above the law, plain and simple", said Former Justice Department Spokesman Matthew Miller. "And I see it most importantly in what happened with the firing of Director [James] Comey, and it is my belief that is directly because he did not agree to "lift the cloud" of the Russian Federation investigation".

Obstruction of justice is the act of impeding an official investigation.

President Trump's personal attorney is giving a hint what their defense might be if the president is charged with obstruction of justice. "Would he consider pardoning him?"

There was never any indication from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Mrs Clinton did not tell the truth.

The impeachment charges filed against both Nixon and Clinton demonstrate that a sitting USA president can indeed be charged with obstruction of justice - and that a precedent for impeachment related to this charge has already been established.

The Wall Street Journal editorial pages has emerged as one of the President Donald Trump's staunchest allies in his efforts to undermine the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election. While there is not necessarily historical precedent that demonstrates that presidents can be criminally indicted for obstructing justice, many experts agree that it is allowable under the law, especially considering the tenets of American democracy and the U.S. Constitution. Dowd declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press on Saturday night.

Some have cited Judge Andrew Napolitano's comments on the Fox News program America's Newsroom as contradicting Dershowitz's remarks. Comey has said Trump the following day brought up the Flynn investigation in private at the White House and told him he hoped he could "let this go". "Obstruction of justice is a crime no matter who commits it, if done for a corrupt objective".

But Dershowitz had a different take on Flynn's potential testimony, noting that Mueller had charged Flynn with lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "They also refused to answer questions about Mr. Strzok's dismissal and refused to make him available for an interview".

FBI Director Christopher Wray sent a motivational email to the FBI's 35,000 employees on Monday, following President Donald Trump's tirade against the agency on Sunday, The New York Times reported.

In addition to the seething editorials, the newspaper has also published a series of opinion pieces from contributors attacking the Mueller probe, including one that accused the investigation of "imperil [ing] the rule of law".

Politico magazine also reported that, in Clinton's case, the 42nd president was actually impeached on an obstruction of justice charge, which alleged that he obstructed justice by engaging "in a course of conduct or scheme created to delay, impede, cover up and hide the existence of evidence and testimony related to a Federal civil rights action brought against him in a duly instituted judicial proceeding".



Related Posts

BBC in racism row after using Amitabh's image in Shashi Kapoor obit
The BBC was accused of racism after it played a clip of the wrong actor while paying tribute to Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor. Citizen Khan creator Adil Ray wrote: "Someone at the BBC thought the brown person in this VT is the same person".

Latest Newcastle United takeover update will frustrate fans
Mike Ashley will not New accept Amanda Staveley's offer of £250million for Newcastle United , Sportsmail understands. The offer of £250m was made last week, but Ashley is yet to respond to the rumored two-week deadline set by Staveley.

AI.type virtual keyboard database hacked, data of 31 million users compromised
The database, which appeared to contain information exclusively from Android users, belonged to AI.type co-founder Eitan Fitusi. It's not clear for what reason the app uploaded email addresses and phone numbers of contacts on users' phones.

Naya Rivera again files for divorce from Ryan Dorsey
The Glee actress had previously filed for divorce in November 2016 , but she withdrew the application and they made peace. The filing took place one week after Dorsey told 911 that Rivera had hit him while he was taking their son for a walk.

Virgin Hyperloop One co-founder Shervin Pishevar takes leave after allegations
We recognise the inherent challenges of reporting misconduct, but note that Sherpa has never received a sexual harassment complaint.

Pochettino provides update for crocked Tottenham star Wanyama
That is why they deserve it, they have the quality as well in the position that we are looking to try to help the team tomorrow. We've gone with the mentality that we want to show what we can do, and I think we've done that so far.

Disney Reportedly Close To Buying X-Men Film Studio 20th Century Fox
However, no deal between Disney and Fox is imminent and several issues have yet to be fully negotiated, the sources said. In what could be a major shift in film and TV, Disney is reportedly in talks to buy most of 21st Century Fox .

Sign language interpreter at Seminole Heights news conference delivered confusion, not clarity
If so, you might have been left in the dark if you are deaf. "She was standing there twisting her hands back and forth". Police say she can't be charged with anything because what happened is not a crime - it's an ethical violation.

Kremlin says Putin not influenced by ex-Trump official Flynn
There is nothing fake about the news that President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor, Lt. Russian Federation only went ahead and took retaliatory measures this summer.

Google Hiring Thousands of Moderators To Clean Up YouTube
The company is recruiting thousands of reviewers to reduce the amount of "problematic content" on its video platform. They also hope to increase use of machine learning to cut down on content that violates its video-sharing policies.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.