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Eric Holder: Evidence for Trump Obstruction Case 'Technically' Exists

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:52 PM

There is enough evidence to technically charge President Donald Trump with obstruction of justice, former Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday night.

Holder appeared on MSNBC and discussed the Department of Justice's ongoing Russia investigation and whether Trump himself might have broken any laws.

"You're talking about a technical case as opposed to one you might bring now," Holder said.

"If one looks at the dismissal of [former FBI director] James Comey and the reasons why the president told Lester Holt he did that, if you look at the president's attempts to try to get people who were the heads of the intelligence agencies to get involved in this matter, if you look at the president's actions on the airplane with regards to that statement, and a variety of other things, I think you technically have a case of obstruction of justice."

Holder said he does not know everything that special counsel Robert Mueller has uncovered in his investigation, but he concluded media reports point to Trump essentially committing a crime.

"I'm not saying that this is a case you would necessarily bring at this point, and I don't know what other evidence the special counsel has, but I think – just from the basis of what has been reported in the media, and assuming that those reports are accurate – I do think that you have a technical case of obstruction of justice," Holder said.

The DOJ and multiple congressional committees are investigating Russia's attempts to swing the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the efforts.

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