in the vicinityVideoSol Wisenberg: Trump has some very embarrassing things, but nothing comes close to criminal obstruction
The report of Special Counsel Robert Müller on the Russia intervention trial proves that President Donald Trump could not be prosecuted for obstruction of justice, a former independent lawyer’s advice, said on Thursday.
Fox News contributor Sol Wisenberg said that, while parts of Miller’s report “very, very embarrassing” for trombone, it does not support an obstruction of justice charge.
“Well, I have read maybe 30 or 40 pages in the 400-to 500-page report… I just went to the site of obstruction,” he said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”
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Wisenberg, who served as Deputy Independent Council in the whitewater and Clinton-Lewinsky investigations to the conclusion that nothing what he saw in the report “comes close to the case law that I know of, would support an obstruction of justice charge.”
“Nothing, nothing, from my point of view, and I’ve been very consistent on this, very close to criminal obstruction of justice,” he said. “If the Congress wants to look at it as part of a political prosecution, this is something else.”
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Wisenberg was the “brilliant strategy” of trump praised the lawyers, not the President, in an Interview with Müller ‘ s team. He reiterated that it would have been “suicidal” for the government had been allowed trump to be interviewed.
“Not necessarily that they tried to frame him, but there is always a danger for a person in a white collar investigation, who on at least one topic to go in for this type of survey, if the prosecutors know the case from top to bottom, backward and forward,” he said, adding that, while he did not agree with all the tactics of the Trump-lawyers in the investigation as a whole, this was a “brilliant tactical decision.”
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Müller ‘ s report appeared late Thursday morning, noting that the special counsel could not clear the trump of obstruction of justice. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy attorney Rod Rosenstein decided that the information to be displayed in the report, no prosecutable obstruction by the President or his administration.