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Donald Trump's Lawyer Says the President Can't Obstruct Justice

Donald Trump's Lawyer Says the President Can't Obstruct Justice

The articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon started with obstruction of justice, but journalist Bob Woodward - whose Watergate reporting led to Nixon's downfall - said impeachment laws remain fairly unsettled.

Specifically, FBI agent Peter Strzok weighed in on drafts of Comey's July 5, 2016, remarks, recommending that Comey not describe Clinton's actions as "grossly negligent" but instead as "extremely careless", according to the official. When confronted with evidence that Trump has repeatedly pressured Senate Republicans to end their investigation of the Russia scandal, Republicans told the New York Times that the president merely "still has the mind-set of a businessman rather than a politician".

According to the Daily Caller, FBI documents reveal exactly what Mills and Abedin said in their FBI interviews.

"They're probably shitting bricks", said an attorney who represents a senior Trump aide caught up in the Russia investigation.

The tweet caused an uproar in Washington because it suggested Trump knew Flynn had committed a felony - lying to the FBI. "He would've pardoned Flynn and then Flynn wouldn't be cooperating with the other side and the president would've had the complete authority to do so", he added.

Others reiterated the dangers of undermining the FBI and its Russia investigation. She lied many times. "I did not mean to break news", Dowd said.

After the stunning comment, the president walked away.

Questions about the text messages came up in an inquiry that the Department of Justice's inspector general launched in January into whether the FBI followed policies in its investigations into Clinton.

Kellyanne Conway told Fox & Friends Monday morning that Trump lawyer John Dowd penned the president's tweet about Michael Flynn that many have claimed is incriminating. Trump has denied telling Comey that.

The White House scrambled to put distance between Trump and the tweet Sunday, with Dowd saying he had drafted it himself and that the wording had been sloppy. And that could be obstruction of justice, the argument goes.

During the transition, she warned a colleague that President Barack Obama's sanctions against Moscow for election meddling could make it harder for Trump to ease tensions with Russia, "which has just thrown the U.S.A. election to him". 'Flynn couldn't have asked Sergei Ivanovich (Kislyak) about anything, and, what's more such requests couldn't have been passed on to the Russian president'.

JOHNSON: Yeah. We're reporting that Diana Denman, who was a Texas delegate at last year's Republican convention working on behalf of Senator Ted Cruz, is doing some interviews with congressional investigators this week. The White House is considering reviewing how some tweets, particularly related to the Russia probe, get posted.

But wait. Why is Sean Hannity touting this news on his website then?

"If you have knowledge of a crime, a reasonable person would disclose that information to law enforcement".

The law is rarely enforced, and it surely sounds absurd to expect an incoming presidential administration to wait until moving into the White House on Jan. 20 to initiate any conversation whatsoever with any foreign government. "The president did not", Gurule said.

All of this left the FBI in an uncomfortable national spotlight once again.

Renato Mariotti is a former federal prosecutor in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Section of the United States Attorney's Office in Chicago and he has prosecuted federal obstruction of justice cases.


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