Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks explained why Donald Trump's efforts to obstruct the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol remind her of Richard Nixon during a Saturday appearance on MSNBC.
Anchor Alicia Menendez interviewed Wine-Banks about Trump claiming executive privilege for four top former aides subpoenaed by the select committee.
"How do you think this executive privilege will shake out for Trump and his posse," Menendez asked.
"I don't think it will go well for them at all," Wine-Banks replied.
"There is no executive privilege except for conversations that are part of the job of the president, something that relates to policy. These conversations were not related to policy, they were related to politics and insurrection which I consider crimes," she explained. "So I don't think there is executive privilege."
"This one is not going to go well and the president saying to his former people 'don't comply' is to me obstruction of justice. it is the same thing as Richard Nixon said when he told people 'You can always say I don't remember, I don't recall instead of answering the questions.' That's obstruction of justice," she declared.
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