If Trump wasn’t President he’d face criminal charges

More than 1,000 former federal prosecutors who worked in Republican and Democratic administrations have signed on to a statement asserting special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s findings would have produced obstruction charges against President Trump — if he wasn’t currently President.

“Each of us believes that the conduct of President Trump described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report would, in the case of any other person not covered by the Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting President, result in multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice,” said the statement. “The Mueller report describes several acts that satisfy all of the elements for an obstruction charge: conduct that obstructed or attempted to obstruct the truth-finding process, as to which the evidence of corrupt intent and connection to pending proceedings is overwhelming.”

In particular, they prosecutors say Trump’s efforts to fire Mueller and to falsify evidence about that effort; his efforts to limit the scope of Mueller’s investigation to exclude his conduct; and attemts to prevent witnesses from cooperating with investigators probing him and his campaign are three general acts that constitute federal crimes.

“As former federal prosecutors, we recognize that prosecuting obstruction of justice cases is critical because unchecked obstruction?—?which allows intentional interference with criminal investigations to go unpunished?—?puts our whole system of justice at risk,” said the statement. “We believe strongly that, but for the OLC memo, the overwhelming weight of professional judgment would come down in favor of prosecution for the conduct outlined in the Mueller Report.”

Among the signatories are Dennis Dimsey, Frederick Hess, Burtis Dougherty , Hays Gorey, Richard Gregorie, Gary Shapiro, John Kolar, E. Thomas Roberts, Gerald Kaminski, David Buvinger, Judith Rabinowitz, John Vaudreuil, Jessica Silver, Robert Baker, Colleen Kennedy, Mary McLaren, Pamela Thompson, Kenneth Jost, Patrick Molloy, Ann Rowland, Mel Johnson, Bruce Repetto, Joe Rich, William H. Stapleton, Robert Haviland, Richard Owens, Patricia Kenney, Helen Bollwerk, William Corcoran, Robert Ashbaugh, Craig Benedict, Nancy McMillen, Brian Heffernan, George Hardy, Deborah Sines, Jay Weill.

Mary Lee Warren, James Lackner , Burney Clark(Huber), Robert Chapman, Steven Abrams, Gerald Shur, Blondell Morey, James Kovakas, Barry Kowalski, Robert Gay Guthrie, Ronnie Edelman, David Blotner, Michael Leibson, Salliann S. M. Dougherty, Mark Vogel, Peter Maier, Peter Schenck, Robert Dempsey, Howard Wiener, Stephen Andersson, Peter Monson, James Chapman, Rodolfo Orjales, Henry LaHaie, Elliott Jacobson, James Cowles, Joyce Hundley, Don Burkhalter, Robert Nesler, Stephen Samuels, Stephen Learned, Barbara Kammerman, Robert Bondi, David Allred, Marianna Clay, Louis Fischer, Peter Sobol, James Moroney, Mary Lou Leary, Mary Beth Uitti, James Springer, Ellyn Lindsay, M. Neil Smith.

Stefan Cassella, Debra Long-Doyle, Bruce Carter, Jeffrey Auerhahn, Gerard Hogan, Guy Blackwell, Michael Scadron, William H Browder Jr, Mary Elizabeth Carmody , Kendra McNally, James Sutherland, M. Taylor Aspinwall, William Joyce, David Katz, Grace Mastalli, Richard Ugelow, Stephen Schroeder, Karen Loeffler, Canella Henrichs, Julie Werner-Simon, Rhonda Backinoff, Roger Haines, Walter Fisherow, Harry McCarthy, Michael Karam, Nikki Calvano, Stuart Berman, Mary Grad, Noel Anne Ferris, Barbara Brook, Patricia Chick, Sara Criscitelli, Harriett Galvin, Gene Rossi, Stewart Robinson.

Christopher Bator, Glenda Gordon, Jeffrey Kent, Gerald Doyle, Sara Lord, Joseph Payne, Joan Safford, Eric Marcy, Richard Cuellar, Scott Ray, Susan Roe, Lawrence Lincoln, Valinda Jones, Linda Betzer, Anthony Hall, Charles Stuckey, William Yeomans, Peter Gray, Joyce Vance, Paul Pelletier, Paula Burnett , Carl Blackstone , Daniel Drake, SuzAnne Nyland, Jonathan Rusch, Richard Boote, Judith Dobkin, Michael Stern, Jonathan Howden, James Peters, June Jeffries, Elizabeth de la Vega, Gregory Linsin, Sylvia Royce, Daniel Bogden, Ross Nadel, John Robinson, Richard Poole, Robert Thomson, Kris Olson, Craig Moore, William I. Shockley, Lorna Graham, Celeste Miller, James Schermerhorn, Kathleen Brinkman.

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