Former Watergate prosecutors Jill Wine-Banks and Nick Akerman joined MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Friday night to discuss the latest revelations about Michael Flynn potentially flipping and testifying against President Donald Trump.
Acknowledging her history, Hayes asked Wine-Banks whether there was enough evidence for an obstruction of justice charge against President Trump.
“There is absolutely enough for an obstruction case, I’d be happy to prosecute that one,” Wine-Banks concluded. “I think what people need to know is that putting a case together is like putting a puzzle together and you don’t have all of the pieces at once. You build them one at a time and circumstantial evidence is often more persuasive than direct testimony — if I see someone come into the room dripping wet with an open wet umbrella, I can circumstantially conclude that it is raining outside and I will be convinced that it’s raining.”
“We returned the indictments that led to the convictions before we had the smoking gun tape,” Wine-Banks reminded. “That was a very dramatic piece of evidence, but it’s not necessary.”
“I agree with Jill totally. There is enough evidence right now to indict Donald Trump,” Akerman agreed.