In a series of tweets, journalist Yashar Ali claimed 6 former U.S. Attorneys believe President Donald Trump’s actions qualify as obstruction of justice following fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony before Congress on Thursday.
On Twitter, Ali said he "spoke to 6 former US Attorneys" who all believe Trump's firing of Comey following the FBI's probe into disgraced national security advisor Mike Flynn "meets [the] definition of obstruction."
"All six refused to tell me earlier this week if they believed it was obstruction," Ali continued. "They wanted to hear from Comey first."
The largest question hanging over Comey's testimony was whether or not he would accuse the president of obstruction, and preliminary reports that claimed the fired FBI director would fall short of calling Trump's actions an obstruction of justice appear to be correct.
Read Ali's tweets below.
Spoke to 6 former US Attorneys, all believe Trump in his conversation w/ Comey/his reason for firing Comey meets definition of obstruction.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1496952926.0
All six refused to tell me earlier this week if they believed it was obstruction. They wanted to hear from Comey fi… https://t.co/aIDJmCnjAX— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1496952982.0