Hundreds of former federal prosecutors were signing an online letter that says the President’s behavior toward the Russia investigation more than justified another indictment—for obstruction of justice.
The letter, which was posted on the Web site Medium, could hardly be more straightforward or damning. Its second paragraph states, “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.” When the letter was posted, it already had about three hundred and seventy signatories. By Tuesday morning, the number had grown to more than six hundred and fifty. Although some of the signatories were former prosecutors and Justice Department officials who were appointed by Democratic Presidents, a number of Republican lawyers and prosecutors had also signed up, including Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts who is challenging Trump in the Republican Presidential primary, and Donald Ayer, who served as Deputy Attorney General in the Administration of George H. W. Bush.
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