Liberal law professor’s answer to Trump obstruction claim ‘isn’t going to be real popular’


To the surprise of MSNBC viewers, liberal Georgetown Law professor Jonathan Hurley said Trump’s words and actions involving Comey were not obstruction. “This isn’t going to be real popular, but I don’t think so,” said Turley. “The fact is, I don’t think this makes out an obstruction case,” he told MSNBC.

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley rejected Tuesday any claims that President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice by reportedly asking then-FBI Director James Comey to stop the agency’s probe into ousted White House national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn.

Since The New York Times reported Tuesday that Trump had made the request of the former FBI director, some Democrats have said that if the report is true, then the president may have obstructed justice. A number of lawmakers on the left and the right have even compared Trump’s actions to Watergate.

But Turley said he isn’t convinced that Trump did anything illegal


Turley compared Trump critics suggesting that the U.S. may be nearing impeachment proceedings, despite the lack of evidence so far proving he did anything illegal, to traveling across the country with his family and them constantly asking “‘Are we there yet?’”

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