Trump still remains vulnerable to criminal prosecution despite his obstruction: Stacey Plaskett
MSNBC

Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) accused former president Donald Trump and his Republican allies of obstructing justice in each of his impeachment trials.

The delegate from the Virgin Islands told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" the former president could be criminally prosecuted for stalling the congressional probes, as former Trump impeachment lawyer Daniel Goldman outlined in a Washington Post column, in addition to other possible violations of the law.

"Let's hope many jurisdictions throughout the United States, which are bringing up charges against the president," Plaskett said. "District of Columbia, for inciting violence, Georgia for election tampering and election intimidation. New York, going back to his finances. We were never able to find out issues related to violations of the emoluments clause while the president was in office. All of those things will continue to move forward."

Trump remains vulnerable for alleged crimes investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller and the previous impeachment managers, because former White House counsel Don McGahn may still be compelled to testify.

"We are still in court battling through the court system to try to get the testimony of Mr. McGahn from the first investigation and impeachment one," Plaskett said. "That is still an ongoing investigation by the House, so Mr. Goldman knows very well what the president is capable of, and that just to me highlights how incredibly brave [Rep.] Jaime Herrera Beutler, [Rep.] Liz Cheney, [Rep.] Adam Kinzinger and these other Americans, Sen. [Bill] Cassidy and the others who stood up to the intimidation of Donald Trump and his followers."

"The quest for power of the minority leader, Mitch McConnell, and others who, at any cost and by any means necessary, will obstruct and cause our republic and this union to potentially be at risk for their own design," she added.


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