Since March’s release of the Mueller Report, former White House counsel, Don McGahn, has remained a central figure. The lawyer had told the FBI that Donald Trump had ordered him to fire special counsel, Robert Mueller.
The White House, upset at the news and the potential fallout, reportedly reached out to McGahn and asked him to tell reporters the president never obstructed justice. Former Assistant US Attorney, Glenn Kirschner, appeared on Chris Matthews last night to explain how Trump may have committed obstruction even after the release of the report.
Matthews began the segment, “Trump seems to be trying, trying, trying to exonerate himself. He had to go keep going back to the scene of the crime and saying there was nothing wrong with what I did when I obstructed justice.”
The former attorney replied, “Which is crazy. McGahn, who is basically a witness to the obstruction in the first instance, when the president said I want the man investigating me and my family and my associates and my campaign fired. McGahn is like I’m not going to do that. So then he takes it one step further, then I want you to lie about the fact that I just asked to you do it.”
“This is theater of the absurd — it’s theater of the obstruction,” Kirschner continued. Robert Mueller, “set out the evidence that satisfies every element of the crime of obstruction of justice several times over. The only remaining question is what does Congress do about it?
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