Blumenthal: 'Very Credible' Case of Obstruction of Justice on Trump

Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 08:02:38 AM. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., told MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' there is a 'very credible' case of obstruction of justice that could be brought against President Donald Trump over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

There is a "very credible" case of obstruction of justice that could be brought against President Donald Trump over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Monday.

"We're at a real testing time for this country when people are going to either speak up and stand up and challenge the president of the United States or they won't," Blumenthal told MSBC's "Morning Joe." "I hope my Republican colleagues in the Senate will take the lead on this issue and also on obstruction of justice. There is a credible case of obstruction of justice against Donald Trump."

Blumenthal said he came to that conclusion from Trump's weekend tweet, when he said he knew Flynn was lying to the FBI when he fired him.

"If you take the president's own statement, his tweet, that he knew Michael Flynn was lying to the FBI when he fired him, which means that he knew Michael Flynn had committed a felony when he asked Comey to stop the investigation of him," Blumenthal said. "When he fired Comey, when he refused to do so, and when he fired Sally Yates, and when he called Michael Flynn to tell him to stay strong. All these acts are to impede and obstruction of justice."

Trump's subsequent attacks on the FBI through his Twitter account Sunday were also "stunning," Blumenthal said.

"It's evidence of corrupt intent," Blumenthal said. "These words are of a criminal defendant who has something to hide. The president of the United States, and to say that he is somehow above the law and cannot commit obstruction of justice simply because the president of the United States is absolutely absurd."

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