Trump doesn't get pass on obstruction just because 'he's stupid enough to do it publicly': Ex-DOJ spokesman
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An MSNBC panel on Wednesday marveled that President Donald Trump sent out a tweet earlier in the day that said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should un-recuse himself and shut down special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.


During the discussion, former Department of Justice spokesman Matthew Miller said that Trump at times has seemed to recognize that some of his actions as president have actually been inappropriate and could conceivably get him into trouble.

"If the president is taking direct action to conceal something, for example, when he asked all his staff to leave the room so he can have a one-on-one conversation with [former FBI Director] Jim Comey to ask him to back off [former national security adviser] Mike Flynn, it's pretty good evidence that he was trying to conceal it, because he knew what he was doing is inappropriate," he said.

However, just because Trump has shown some awareness in the past of trying to conceal some of his actions, that doesn't give him a pass when he tries to obstruct justice in broad daylight.

"Just because he says it publicly, that doesn't mean it's not evidence of his guilt," he said. "That's powerful evidence against him. Just because he's stupid enough to do it publicly does not mean it is any less damaging."

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