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I don't know who said them and what context in which they were said -- and that matters, but if you look at the black letter of the quotes, those are very threatening words. There is probable cause to believe those words were intended to influence the testimony of a witness. Whether they were chargeable witness tampering, that depends on the context.
You've got a body of people, I think, who are waiting and seeing... The risk of that is a prosecutor who's gone to a trial and convicted somebody of obstruction now knows he has a good case, i would think a conviction in that first case would inspire people to try to reach deals in their cases.
Found on CNN 2 years ago
In my view, that is a clear act of obstruction, the sole intention was to interfere with the investigation. There is no other explanation for it.
Found on CNN 3 years ago
I think Barr is in a terrible position from the standpoint of having two masters to please, each of which has a very different desire, he has a political nightmare on his hands.
Found on Reuters 4 years ago
Whitaker's view of nullification is strictly political. That is, he would like it, politically, if States could disobey (nullify) federal law. As a legal matter, however, nullification finds no support in Constitutional law, indeed, Whitaker himself acknowledges this ... As acting Attorney General, I presume he will uphold federal legal principals.
From a legal perspective... you have an allegation, you have an investigation, and then you have testimony, the notion that they are providing her due process -- a forum to tell her story, which she has already told in written form -- without there being an intervening investigation makes no sense to me legally.
In some sense, Paul Manafort has already testified through the admission of Paul Manafort emails, as a prosecutor, you can say Gates was credible. He's not a saint, he's an admitted sinner, he's going to go to jail for his sins, but what he told you today is true. We know it's true because of all the other witnesses who we'll go through the testimony of, and all the documentary evidence which we'll go through, including emails from Mr. Paul Manafort, that corroborate Paul Manafort testimony.
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