'In Plain Sight': Former Watergate Prosecutor Explains Why Trump's Tweets May Place Him in Serious Legal Jeopardy
With renewed attention on President Donald Trump's Twitter feed after the New York Times reported that special counsel Robert Mueller may be considering his tweets as a part of an obstruction of justice case, former Watergate assistant prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks argued that the obstruction crime has occurred out in the open.
"I think the case of obstruction has been clear for over a year," she said on MSNBC Thursday. "It's very, very clear now."
She added that Mueller is likely to focus on the obstruction case ahead of the 2018 elections. Any indictments on collusion, she argued, will likely come after the election.
She also argued that his Twitter feed "establishes a pattern of behavior, and it shows what his intent really is."
"I've 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's the same as if he approached someone in private. He's sending a message to people: 'Do what I want, or else.' He could say that in a one-on-one meeting, or he could say it through his Twitter account. Both of them amount to obstruction of justice, and he should be held liable," she said.
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