Carrie Cordero: Obstruction Doesn’t Have to Happen Behind Closed Doors; It Could Be Public Pressure
CORDERO: "Well, I think it’s consistent with what we’ve been seeing in terms of all the other reporting over the course of the year, which is that clearly there is a significant part of the special counsel’s investigation that’s focused on obstruction and whether or not the President tried to obstruct the investigation. I think that pertains to both the Michael Flynn case individually and the broader investigation that involves the heart of the investigation, the foreign influence and Russian influence on the election. So I think this latest piece just indicates there’s a possibility that the special counsel’s team is including the President’s many public statements and they’re not going to exclude public statements or tweets or things that he did out in the open. Obstruction doesn’t necessarily attempt to tamper with witnesses, doesn’t necessarily have to take place behind closed doors. It could be some of the things that did he and the pressure that he applied to senior government leaders out in the public domain."