Appearing on "Meet The Press" on Sunday morning, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates told NBC's Andrea Mitchell that there is no reason why President Donald Trump shouldn't face criminal charges.
“I have been a prosecutor for nearly 30 years, and I can tell you that I’ve personally prosecuted obstruction cases on far, far less evidence than this,” Yates told the host. “And yes, I believe if he were not the president of the United States, he would likely be indicted on obstruction.”
According to the former acting AG, Mueller provided evidence that Trump obstructed justice, telling Mitchell that the specical counsel “Did a very fair job in going through all 10 instances and laying out both the facts that established that he had committed the crime of obstruction, but also the defenses: both legal and factual.”
“But there are several incidents that he described to which special counsel Mueller really couldn’t point to any significant factual or legal defenses,” Yates conceded.
“The bigger issues is not just whether or not this establishes a crime,” she suggested. “But is this the kind of conduct that we should expect from the president of the United States?"
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