President Donald Trump isn’t the only one who should be worried about being charged with obstruction of justice.
Recently, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D – RI) had some strong words for the House GOP, which did all they could to hinder Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 Presidential election and possible collusion with the campaign of Donald Trump. In fact, they actively enabled it, Whitehouse claims.
“Whether it amounts to criminal conduct, clearly the efforts of the House Republicans were designed to impede and throw sticks into the spokes of the Mueller investigation,” Whitehouse said in a Yahoo News podcast.
“To discredit it, foul it up, to provide alternative narratives, potentially even to communicate to potential witnesses or jurors their alternative narratives and thereby influence the proceedings … all of that,” Whitehouse continued.
“The only thing that stops that being a crime is the contact with Trump’s lawyers and the corrupt intent. The other elements are all there,” he said.”You can show in abundance that they tried to interfere with the Mueller investigation.”
“Whether they did that with the requisite corrupt intent … We’re one bad email away,” from proving obstruction, he concludes. “It definitely needs to be investigated.”
In this clip from new @SkullduggeryPod, @SenWhitehouse says House GOP efforts to “throw sticks in the spokes” of the Mueller probe “definitely needs to be investigated,” adding “we’re one bad email away” from proving obstruction. @dklaidman pic.twitter.com/OdAuQSKFdS
— Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff) January 21, 2019