Bill Weld: AG Barr’s Position that Trump Didn’t Commit Obstruction Is ‘Completely Untenable’

‘It’s impossible for the president to have committed obstruction unless, you know, he was right there committing the offense’

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WELD: “Well, he certainly doesn’t have the law correctly because 750 former federal prosecutors, myself included, have signed a letter saying that there were multiple examples of the President committing obstruction of justice and it wasn’t even a close call. Now, against that, we have Attorney General Barr who says, oh, no, it’s impossible for the President to have committed obstruction unless, you know, he was right there committing the offense, like in the Watergate hotel with G. Gordon Liddy and Howard Hunt in the case of Nixon. So that position is completely untenable in my view and Bill Barr is a smart lawyer, so I can’t figure out quite what’s going on there.”

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