Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday afternoon, former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said there is no telling when special counsel Robert Mueller will be releasing his final report on President Donald Trump, but that there are indications his investigators are looking at targets who may have lied to Congress.
Speaking with host Alex Witt, McQuade said — based upon redactions she has seen in filings release so far — perjury may be on the menu for Justice Department investigators reviewing testimony.
Specifically testimony from Donald Trump Jr. and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.
“The fact that all of the documents that continue to come out, continue to have redactions in them suggest that there are still investigations that are not quite wrapped up,” McQuade suggested. “Now it could be when someone is investigated that doesn’t necessarily mean there will be a charge — it means charges are being looked at. If they find evidence that the crimes were committed, there could be charges. one area under scrutiny is whether other people have lied to Congress.”
“Michael Cohen admitted to lying about Trump Tower Moscow and forced to plead guilty to that offense even though it brought no additional prison time and there were redactions from his sentencing memo where around the topic that talked about providing valuable information in the form of substantial assistance about circulating his testimony regarding that matter with others,” she continued. “So I would think that if others lied about that matter, other matters, we might see charges against them. That would include Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner.”
You can watch the video below via MSNBC: