Adam Schiff: ‘The Attorney General’s Actions Would Make the President Above the Law’

‘On the issue of obstruction of justice, the report outlines multiple attempts by the president to mislead the country’

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SCHIFF: “Those acts of obstruction of justice, whether they are criminal or not, are deeply alarming in the President of the United States. And it’s clear that Special Counsel Mueller wanted the Congress to consider the repercussions and the consequences. It is clear the Special Counsel believed that no one was above the law, and that includes the President of the United States. The Attorney General’s actions would make the President above the law, would make the President such that he cannot commit the crime of obstruction of justice. That was not the Special Counsel’s view. If the Special Counsel, as he made clear, had found evidence exonerating the President, he would have said so. He did not. He left that issue to the Congress of the United States, and we will need to consider it."

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