Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner may be left out of the report issued by special counsel Robert Mueller, even if they did something “really terrible” during the 2016 campaign.
Matthew Miller, an MSNBC legal analyst and former Justice Department spokesman, told “Morning Joe” that Mueller could indict President Donald Trump’s son and son-in-law, if he finds evidence of criminal wrongdoing, but he may potentially leave them out of his report altogether.
“If (Trump Jr.) committed a crime, I think Bob Mueller would indict him,” Miller said.
The former Obama administration official said Mueller could refer the pair to other prosecutors, as he has for other Trump associates, but he said that was unlikely.
“That’s a lot of weight to carry to ask the U.S. attorney to indict the president’s son,” Miller said. “I think you would see Mueller do that himself.”
“One of the things people are missing about the conclusion of this investigation,” Miller said, “if he looks at, say, Don Jr. or Jared Kushner and decides what they did was really terrible — (if) they came right up to the line of committing a crime and didn’t cross that line, I don’t think we should expect to see that in a public report. That was a mistake that I think we all agree Jim Comey made, in talking about Hillary Clinton.”
“Donald Trump Jr. is a private citizen, Jared Kushner works for the government but isn’t an elected official — could be indicted,” Miller added. “If he has evidence about them that doesn’t quite rise to criminality, he shouldn’t be talking about it publicly. Very different ballgame when it comes to the president, which in DOJ’s conclusion, can’t be indicted.”
White House either lied or there was ‘gross mismanagement’ for not knowing Shanahan’s past: David Gergen
On Tuesday, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan withdrew his nomination as new details came to life about a violent series of domestic disputes within his family, including an incident in which he defended his son for assaulting his wife with a baseball bat.
Former White House official David Gergen scorned the idea that the White House and Senate Republicans were not aware of this information, noting that Shanahan was already confirmed to a high-ranking office in the Pentagon and would have already undergone a rigorous FBI background check.
Nancy Pelosi says White House attempt to block Hope Hicks testimony is ‘obstruction of justice’
President Donald Trump's White House is committing obstruction of justice by claiming Hope Hicks has "immunity" from testifying before Congress about her time in the administration and even transition.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked about the administration's contention by CNN congressional reporter Manu Raju.
Pelosi replied that it was, "obstruction of justice."
The answer could be important as Congressional precedence says that obstruction of justice is a high crime or misdemeanor worthy of impeachment.
Ocasio-Cortez dunks on Liz Cheney again for using Nazi language to defend Trump: ‘Enjoy defending concentration camps’
Dick Cheney's daughter continued to receive ferocious backlash after she falsely claimed that Donald Trump's tent cities are not "concentration camps."
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) demanded Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) learn history -- while revealing she knew little -- during a Twitter outburst.
“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something ... we need to do something about it," Ocasio-Cortez noted.