Attorney General William Barr with Donald Trump (Tia Dufour/White House)
I joined Monocle 24 and Austria’s Radio FM4 on Tuesday to discuss the latest developments around the Mueller Report on Trump-Russia links, including Donald Trump’s obstruction of justice and Attorney General William Barr’s imminent contempt of Congress.
The chat with Monocle 24’s Markus Hippi focuses on a letter from almost 500 former federal prosecutors explaining how the report establishes Trump’s obstruction:
Each of us believes that the conduct of President Trump described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report would, in the case of any other person not covered by the Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting President, result in multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice.
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Speaking to Radio FM4’s Joanna Bostock, I also explain why the House Judiciary Committee may bring a contempt of Congress charge against Attorney General Barr over his protection of Donald Trump — both through refusal to provide unredacted copies of the report and to testify before the committee.
We put that in the wider context of the White House and Trump’s lawyers defying subpoenas, but explain how Mueller’s testimony might be vital in advancing the case against Trump.