MSNBC Suggests Trump Could Be Prosecuted for Speech Last Night

By NTK Staff | 08.23.2017 @12:48pm

Stephanie Ruhle thinks the president's comments might help Robert Mueller bring charges against him.

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle and contributor Barbara McQuade suggested that Robert Mueller could bring charges against President Trump based on the supposed intimidation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at Tuesday night’s Arizona rally.

“He went after the media, he went after Congress, he went after basically anyone else who wronged him – is that going to affect the Mueller investigation in any way?” Ruhle asked McQuade, a former U.S. attorney.

McQuade said that Trump’s “berating of Mitch McConnell” could constitute obstruction of a congressional investigation.

“There is a federal statute that makes it a crime to obstruct justice by interfering with a congressional investigation, and if the facts demonstrate that Trump has violated that statute, that would be yet another crime that Robert Mueller and his team could bring charges for,” she said.

Trump merely asked McConnell to do away with the filibuster at last night’s rally, but reports from CNN indicated that Trump criticized McConnell’s handling of the Russia investigation in private conversations weeks ago.

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