Holder: Mueller Is Going To Charge Trump With Obstruction

Eric_Holder_official_portrait Saying that “I’ve known Bob Mueller for 20, 30 years”, former Attorney General Eric Holder said on national television that Trump will be charged with obstruction of justice. Holder does not indicate why he is so confident or the specific basis for an obstruction charge.  I have previously stated that I do not see a credible obstruction charge on the available evidence.

There is some irony of the prediction coming from Holder who was rightfully voted in contempt of Congress for his own obstruction of a congressional investigation into the outrageous “Fast and Furious” operation.  He was not prosecuted because the Obama Administration refused to submit the case to a grand jury.
Holder told HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher:
“You technically have an obstruction of justice case that already exists.  I’ve known Bob Mueller for 20, 30 years; my guess is he’s just trying to make the case as good as he possibly can. So, I think that we have to be patient in that regard.”
As  a criminal defense attorney, I would view the current facts as facially weak and relatively easy to rebut in an actual case.  If Mueller is going to charge a president (and I recently explained why I believe a sitting president can be indicted), he should have a far, far stronger case than the currently known facts.Trump has cited Holder as the type of Attorney General that he would want.  He said “I don’t want to get into loyalty, but I will tell you that, I will say this: Holder protected President Obama. Totally protected him.” Holder was also viewed by many of us as highly political in time at the Justice Department, both in his role in the infamous Clinton pardon scandal and his time as Obama’s Attorney General.

 

 

225 thoughts on “Holder: Mueller Is Going To Charge Trump With Obstruction

  1. This seems somewhat dumb to me…personally I’d wait for the Money-laundering-Influence-peddling hammer.

    Most Americans have accepted petty corruption at high levels for years.

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