Eric Holder, the former Attorney General under President Barak Obama, believes that special counsel Robert Mueller already has plans to charge President Donald Trump with obstructing justice.
Holder said Friday night on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” that Mueller is holding back on charging Trump until he can make sure he has the president dead-to- rights. Holder has made similar comments in the past based on Trump’s behavior.
“I’ve known Bob Mueller for 20, 30 years; my guess is he’s just trying to make the case as good as he possibly can. So, I think that we have to be patient in that regard,” Holder said. He has maintained for a long time that Trump deserves to be held criminally liable for firing former FBI Director James Comey while in the midst of an investigation into Russian meddling.
Those who support Trump argue the the Constitution gives the president authority to fire the FBI director at any time and for any reason.
“You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire Comey and his constitutional authority to tell the Justice Department who to investigate, who not to investigate,” Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said.
The president has recently publicly criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for going out of his way to cause the investigation into collusion to linger in the public.
In the past, Holder pushed back against Trump’s understanding of his role as AG. “The difference between me and Jeff Sessions is that I had a president I didn’t have to protect,” Holder told Maher. He then added that Sessions should consider stepping down to avoid taking any more public jabs from his boss.
“At some point, though, you would hope that you would have the intestinal fortitude or the pride to simply say, you know, ‘I wanted this job all my life, but it’s not worth it, and I’m not going to take that kind of abuse, and I’m simply going to tell you, you know, go screw yourself, and I’m out,’” Holder said.
What do you think about Holder’s bold statements? Do you think Mueller already has an obstruction case against Trump?
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