Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) Says We’re Close To Proving House GOP Guilty of “Obstruction of Justice” (AUDIO)
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) directed his ire at Republicans over their efforts at “throwing sticks into the spokes” of the Russia Investigation, suggesting that we’re not far off from proving they obstructed justice.
“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 n a new podcast hosted by Yahoo News
This throws an even bigger wrench in a scandal that has plagued the very tumultuous Trump presidency. Senator Whitehouse, sitting on the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, has been one of the more vocal and helpful Senate voices in the Russian Investigation.
“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 asserts.
“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,” he concludes. “It definitely needs to be investigated.”
Senator Whitehouse’s comments appear to be the strongest words we’ve gotten in terms of possible Republican foul play.
Listen to the entire podcast below:
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
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