Ex-White House counsel John Dean explains why it 'could be an act of obstruction' if Trump team leaked Mueller's questions
John Dean, Former White House Counsel for United States President Richard Nixon (Photo: Screen capture)

Attorney Robert S. Mueller III, who is overseeing the Russians investigation into the 2016 presidential election released a list of four dozen questions his team wants to ask President Trump.

Former White House Counsel, John Dean, said the very act of releasing the questions is an obstruction of justice.

In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Dean said: "the very fact that the questions are out there, my first reaction suggesting that it could be an act of obstruction justice."

He said is was an obstruction justice because it disrupts the proper flow of information.

"Well, to try to somehow disrupt the flow of information, the tipping off of witness in advance to what the question was going to be, and listening to -- you are reading the questions, and I'm scanning them, it appears to me more that these are questions somebody wrote down after listening to someone else than necessarily the questions that were designed by the prosecutors."

Watch his full interview with Cooper below.