Trump’s Lawyer Claims the “President Cannot Obstruct Justice”

HeadlineDec 05, 2017
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President Trump said Monday he feels “badly” for General Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in a plea deal that could see him testify against Trump’s inner circle. Trump’s comment came as his personal lawyer, John Dowd, argued Trump could not be found guilty of obstruction of justice—one of the possible outcomes of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. In an interview with the website Axios, Dowd said, “[The] President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution’s Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case.”

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