Matthews: Trump Firing Sessions Could Be Seen as Obstruction of Justice

‘Donald Trump seems to care about, which is constraining, not enlarging, constraining the Russia probe’

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MELBER: “It is possible that Bob Mueller will find lawfully no obstruction by Donald Trump, we’ll have to wait and see. But I would note we are dealing with a president who is under investigation for obstruction through the way he acts as president. The President does have pardon power and Chris and I have covered presidents who have made mistakes with the pardon power, it’s a pretty big power, but the President of the United States cannot go around auctioning off pardons. Cannot exchange pardons for things. Obviously, there are limits to these things. So yes, Donald Trump oversees the Justice Department. Can he shut down a probe into himself and his family? No. No real scholar thinks that. So the question today is what is the purpose of Mr. Whitaker, who is a former prosecutor but also a former Republican candidate in Iowa and also someone who as Chris Matthews said spoke on the one issue that Donald Trump seems to care about, which is constraining, not enlarging, constraining the Russia probe.”

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