Schiff: If Whitaker Prevents Mueller’s Interview with Trump, That’s the ‘Best Evidence’ of Obstruction of Justice

‘Let’s remember that he cannot only in this position interfere with what Bob Mueller is doing, he can interfere in what the southern district of New York is doing’

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SCHIFF: “Not my view at all. That presupposes all the work has been done. Let’s remember that he cannot only in this position interfere with what Bob Mueller is doing, he can interfere in what the southern district of New York is doing. To the degree Bob Mueller has more work to do, let’s say the Mueller team has decided it needs to subpoena the president to force him to testify, that’s something that can be prevented. That may very well be the best evidence, an interview with the president on the issue of obstruction of justice. There’s a great deal he can do to harm the investigation. We in Congress are going to do everything we cannot only to protect the investigation, but to assist where we can. And, you know, in light of what you were discussing earlier, one of the things we ought to do immediately is provide the transcripts of these witness interviews to Bob Mueller because in light of the disclosures in the last 24 hours of these text messages that Mr. Stone apparently had provided to NBC news, both the existence of these text messages and their content raise a very substantial question about Mr. Stone’s truthfulness, under oath before our committee, and that evidence should be provided to the special counsel.”

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