During a televised White House meeting that included the attorney general, President Donald Trump called on the Justice Department to investigate Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for “obstruction of justice” after she alerted residents to impending ICE raids earlier this year.
“That whole operation that took a long time to put together — I mean you talk about obstruction of justice, I would recommend that you look into obstruction of justice for the mayor of Oakland, California,” the president said, directing his comments at Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
You can watch the president make his comments below, via Fox News:
With AG Jeff Sessions in the room, Trump accuses the mayor of Oakland of “obstruction of justice,” asks the DOJ to investigate pic.twitter.com/WTDHo6HKdx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 16, 2018