Former federal prosecutor Cynthia Alksne told MSNBC on Friday that the clear language of the Mueller report shows that, were it not for Department of Justice rules protecting him, President Donald Trump would likely be indicted on multiple counts of obstruction of justice.
“This is basically a prosecutive memo,” Alksne said, characterizing the report. “Repeatedly he uses the term ‘substantial evidence’ to support the claim that Trump tried to get McGahn to fire Mueller, ‘substantial evidence’ that Trump tried to get McGahn to lie about whether or not he tried to fire Mueller, ‘substantial evidence’ about whether or not he tried to get the investigation limited.”
“Whenever you see that substantial evidence language, that’s basically language that said he could indict but for this rule from the Department of Justice,” she went on, adding that it might be time to review that opinion.
“As I look at this in its entirety, what I see is Mueller saying ‘this is what I would have done,'” Alksne said. “He would have been indicted whenever you see that substantial evidence, but for the OLC memo, and tease it up to Congress to do what they think is appropriate to follow what justice needs.”
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German police identify ‘murder’ suspect in Madeleine McCann case
Police revealed Wednesday they have identified a new suspect in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in 2007, saying the 43-year-old German man with a history of child sex abuse may have killed her.
The suspect, who was not named, is serving a "long prison sentence" for an unrelated matter, said Germany's federal criminal agency.
He has previous convictions over child sexual abuse, the agency added.
"In connection with the disappearance of the then three-year-old British girl Madeleine Beth McCann... the Braunschweig public prosecutor's office is investigating a 43-year-old German citizen on suspicion of murder," said federal police in a statement.
‘They don’t understand what it means to be American’: Ex-Pentagon chief blasts White House
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained Wednesday that President Donald Trump went to St. John's Church with his Bible because it's what former President George W. Bush did after Sept. 11 and what Winston Churchill did during World War II. The problem, of course, being that protesters demanding an end to police brutality aren't the same as Al-Qaeda or the Nazis and it's police killing unarmed Americans, not Black Lives Matter.
‘Comically ridiculous’: Kayleigh McEnany sparks outrage by comparing Trump to Winston Churchill
At Wednesday's White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany compared President Donald Trump's church photo-op stunt to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspecting bombing damage during the Nazi raids in World War II.
Kayleigh compares the President’s photo op to Churchill inspecting bombing damage pic.twitter.com/KP5ovHMYzI
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