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Dem Rep Nadler: Trump Has Made ‘Pre-Admission’ that Firing Rosenstein or Mueller Is Obstruction of Justice

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (D-NY) stated that the president has the legal power to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but he has made “a pre-admission that if he fired Mueller or Rosenstein, that would be an obstruction of justice. It would be a crime.”

Nadler said, “Well, he would — he can legally fire Mueller — I mean, Rosenstein. And Rosenstein could fire — or Rosenstein’s replacement could fire Mueller, or could very much constrain the investigation by saying, ‘You can’t look at this. You can’t look at that.’ But any such action, given the fact that the president has made very clear the motive for any such action, he’s made very clear that he considers this criminal investigation a witch hunt, that he wants to put an end to it, that he’s personally intolerant of it, would be clear — that’s a pre-admission that if he fired Mueller or Rosenstein, that would be an obstruction of justice. It would be a crime. He’s already convicted himself out of his own mouth, should he do that.”

(h/t Grabien)

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