To look at Mueller report and say an obstruction conviction couldn’t be sustained ‘runs counter to logic and our experience’
Former federal prosecutors from both Democratic and Republican administrations identified several areas from the redacted Mueller report that they say constituted obstruction of justice charges that could be filed against Donald Trump if he wasn’t protected by an Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting president. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Nearly 400 former federal prosecutors, many of whom worked at the Department of Justice under both Republican and Democratic administrations, believe President Donald Trump would have been charged with obstruction of justice if he was not in the Oval Office.
“Each of us believes that the conduct of President Trump described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report would, in the case of any other person not covered by the Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting President, result in multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice,” the former prosecutors wrote in a joint statement posted on Medium on Monday.