Skip to comments.Trumpís latest tweets cross clear lines, experts say: Obstruction of justice and witness tampering
Posted on 12/03/2018 4:56:11 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
President Trump took to Twitter Monday morning, haranguing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and witnesses to his ongoing Russia investigation. His tweets have become a common morning occurrence, particularly in recent weeks. But legal experts are calling Mondays missives a newsworthy development that amounts to evidence of obstructing justice.
Trumps first statement went out after Michael Cohen, his former personal attorney who pleaded guilty last week for lying to Congress about the presidents real estate project in Russia. In his tweet, Trump alleged that Cohen lied to Mueller and called for a severe penalty, demanding that his former fixer serve a full and complete sentence.
After the overt attack on Cohen came a tweet encouraging Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Trump, not to become a witness against him:
I will never testify against Trump. This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about President Trump. Nice to know that some people still have guts!
Norman Eisen, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said that the most striking thing about Monday was that there were two statements in proximity.
It comes very close to the statutory definition of witness tampering, he said. Its a mirror image of the first tweet, only hes praising a witness for not cooperating with the implication of reward, he said, adding that Trump has pardon power over Stone.
Were so used to President Trump transgressing norms in his public declarations, Eisen said, but he may have crossed the legal line.
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Fake news denouncing the President for putting Mueller in his place. How dare he!
He expressed an opinion.
apparently, Trump can’t express an opinion.
What does a Compost “expert” do and what kind of “expert” are they?
Yes, I said morans.
Eisen. German, isn’t it?
Didn’t the experts also say he would never win the primaries, would never get elected, never get sworn in, never last 6 months in office, never last a year in office and never make 2 years in office.
Let’s kick this upstairs to George Will for a conservative’s opinion.
Like thats a bad thing. Its protected under the First Amendment whether Mueller and the Deep State approve of it or not.
Yeah, whatever you say, Washington Post idiots.
PDJT has the bully pulp[it and he is using it to make Mueller squirm. Rightly so.
The Chinese have bought themselves 90 days in their trade talks with PDJT, hoping that our president will be impeached by Congress based on the upcoming Mueller report.
PDJT is not fighting for just himself, he is fighting back for the whole country.
It’s been common knowledge since early last month that DJT will be impeached.This is just the Amazon Post giving Rats in the House the “evidence” that they need.
Trump has really stepped in it this time! It’s all over for him now!
For every "legal expert," there is another "legal expert" ready to make a counter argument.
Isn't that the basis of American law?
He can call Mulehead an @##hole on a daily basis you mutts at the Wapo. It’s not obstruction of justice/witness tampering or any other idiotic claim.
It would be advantageous for the legal community to goad the DemonRATs into putting Trump on witness tampering charges. Think of the legal fees they can profit from. The Fake News Media would reap the benefits too. This will be like another Watergate scandal. The problem is, the shoe is on the other foot. The Clinton Machine has use a phony Collusion investigation to obstruct justice for the Clintons’ pay-for-play and email criminal activity.
I guess a best defense (of Obama) is a good offense (against Trump).
Eisen's interests are conflicted and his point of view on these tweets is utter nonsense.
Pretty unethical of the little reporterette writing this story, not to point out Eisen's conflict of interest.
Like the paper, a Compost expert just stirs Schitt for a living.
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