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Tags: Donald Trump | Trump Impeachment | Ukraine | katyal | richard nixon

Ex-Obama Official: WH Obstruction Worse Than Nixon's

By    |   Friday, 29 November 2019 09:12 AM

Neal Katyal, an Obama-era acting solicitor general, says the White House is engaging in "unprecedented obstruction" of the probe into President Donald Trump and Ukraine, making its approach to the impeachment inquiry "in many ways even worse" than former President Richard Nixon's actions. 

"This White House is engaged in unprecedented obstruction, in many ways even worse than President Nixon during Watergate," Katyal told MSNBC's "The Last Word"  They've gagged every single executive branch employee from going and testifying."

Katyal, the author of the new book, "Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump," argued that the evidence against Trump is "all there," and said that the testimony from former National Security Adviser John Bolton and "a whole bunch of other people" are like "gravy," as their statements would be helpful, but are not essential in a case against Trump. 

Katyal, now a law professor, says in his book that Trump could face charges of obstructing justice, as well as bribery and abusing the public trust. 

He told MSNBC a charge of bribery would be a "really good example" of a crime that would meet the standards of high crimes or misdemeanors called for in the Constitution as reasons for impeachment.  

"It's the height of a president putting his personal interest above those of the American people, and that is exactly what happened with this Ukraine thing," he said. "The president went and sought dirt from a foreign government on his political enemy, and held up aid and did all sorts of stuff in the process." 

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An Obama-era acting solicitor general says the White House is engaging in "unprecedented obstruction" of the probe into President Donald Trump and Ukraine, making its approach to the impeachment inquiry worse than former President Richard Nixon's actions.
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