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Jonathan Turley: I See No Evidence Mueller 'Building an Obstruction Case'

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By    |   Monday, 15 October 2018 04:25 PM EDT

Jonathan Turley, professor at George Washington University Law School, said Monday he has not seen any evidence special counsel Robert Mueller is building an obstruction case against President Donald Trump.

"I don't see any real evidence he is building an obstruction case," Turley said in an interview on Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "I've been a critic of that allegation for many years because this first does not fit any recognized definition of obstruction. The president is allowed to criticize this investigation. That's not obstruction. A classic obstruction case is interfering with the grand jury or more concrete acts."

He added, "The other intriguing aspect of this is [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein. If the deputy attorney general was participating in an investigation of obstruction on the Comey firing, he would have to recuse himself, and he left that to Mueller because he would be a key witness. The fact that he hasn't recused himself leaves two possibilities. Either he and Mueller are acting dramatically and unethically in this matter – way outside the sort of ethical navigational beacons – or Mueller has told him I don't really see an obstruction case here. If there is no obstruction, there is no conflict."

Turley concluded "there is no ethical way I can see for Mueller to investigate the firing of James Comey and continue to report to Rosenstein."

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Jonathan Turley, professor at George Washington University Law School, said Monday that he hasn’t seen any evidence that special counsel Robert Mueller is building an obstruction case against President Donald Trump.
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2018-25-15
Monday, 15 October 2018 04:25 PM
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