MSNBC’s Ari Melber cited Jay-Z on Thursday during a conversation with Chris Matthews about President Donald Trump’s efforts to obstruct justice, detailed in the Mueller report.
“How many guys have been stopped by police officers for speeding or a bad license plate or a bad taillight, and they go, ‘oh, I’m stopped, they’re going to know I have dope in the car, I’ve got weed in the glove compartment,'” said Matthews. “You don’t know what they’re looking for, but you damn well know what you’ve got in the glove compartment.”
“Donald Trump has a lot of stuff in the glove compartment. He doesn’t want to get stopped,” Matthews continued. It is in the report, actually. They had all kinds of reasons for obstructing justice.”
“First of all, you’re talking about what officers do when they step up to the car. I mean, there’s a famous legal expert who talked about, ‘Well my glove compartment is locked/ so is the trunk and the back/ and I know my rights/so you goin’ need a warrant for that,” Melber replied, as Matthews cracked up. “I’m talking about Sean Carter, but the Mueller part is real.”
“At the end of this obstruction section, he said, at times, Donald Trump was committing acts that were analyzed as evidence of obstruction,” he went on. “Not only because he had criminal intent, but because he wanted to lie to investigators about other matters that were embarrassing or incriminating.”