Dem Sen Blumenthal: ‘Threats and Intimidation’ of Rosenstein by Congress ‘Arguably Obstruction of Justice’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) stated that the “threats and intimidation” against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein by Republican members of Congress are “arguably obstruction of justice.”

Blumenthal said President Trump’s tweet that he’ll have to “get involved” with the DOJ is a “virtually overt indication that he is seriously contemplating interference in this investigation, in fact, possibly firing Rosenstein. Because remember that those Republican members who were asking for these documents are threatening to impeach Rod Rosenstein, and these threats and intimidation from Republican members of Congress are, in fact, arguably obstruction of justice.”

Blumenthal further stated, “[T]he effort to get these documents, remember, is an interference in the investigation. They’re asking for evidence that inculpates individuals who may be subjects or targets, so that it can be made available to those potential defendants and thereby enable them to avoid the investigation.”

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