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Trump committed obstruction of justice and should be indicted, says Fox News analyst in devastating attack

Trump committed obstruction of justice and should be indicted, says Fox News analyst in devastating attackFox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano has broken down allegations Donald Trump obstructed justice in a scathing video published this week. While the president’s favourite network often features hosts defending him against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Mr Napolitano asserted he was guilty of obstructing justice amid the years-long federal probe.“When the president asks his former adviser and my former colleague KT McFarland to write an untruthful letter to the file knowing the government would subpoena it, that’s obstruction of justice,” he said in the video. “When the president asks Cory Lewandowski, his former campaign manager, to get Mueller fired, that’s obstruction of justice.”Mr Napolitano continued breaking down the special counsel’s report, which noted at least 10 examples of possible obstruction on the part of the president. “When he dangled the pardon in front of Michael Cohen in order to keep Cohen from testifying against him, that’s obstruction of justice,” he said, before adding, “Why not charge him?”He also penned a damning Op-Ed this week that refuted Attorney General William Barr’s analysis of the report. Mr Barr has cleared the president of wrongdoing and said he would not be filing any charges against him. “On obstruction, Barr is wrong,” Mr Napolitano wrote. “The president's job is to enforce federal law.”“If he had ordered its violation to save innocent life or preserve human freedom, he would have a moral defence,” he continued. “But ordering obstruction to save himself from the consequences of his own behaviour is unlawful, defenceless and condemnable.”The comments arrived nearly a week after the Justice Department released a redacted version of Mr Mueller’s report, which found an extensive, multi-pronged operation conducted by Russian operatives throughout the 2016 election to sway voter attitudes against Hillary Clinton and in favour of Mr Trump. House Democrats have issued subpoenas for the full report, meanwhile, calling on Mr Barr and Mr Mueller to testify before committees investigating Russian interference and the president’s financial dealings.



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Hillary Clinton: Anyone Else Would Have Been Indicted After Mueller Report

Hillary Clinton: Anyone Else Would Have Been Indicted After Mueller ReportFormer First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to Time Editor in Chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal at the TIME 100 Summit.



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Michael Avenatti Indicted on Charges He Defrauded Paraplegic Client, Others Out of Millions

Michael Avenatti Indicted on Charges He Defrauded Paraplegic Client, Others Out of MillionsAvenatti tweeted claims that he mishandled client money are "bogus nonsense."



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Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Indicted in Sweeping College Bribery Scheme. Here Are the Biggest Allegations and What to Know

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Indicted in Sweeping College Bribery Scheme. Here Are the Biggest Allegations and What to KnowWho was charged and the biggest allegations



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Actor Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 counts of lying to Chicago police

Actor Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 counts of lying to Chicago police(This March 8 story has been refiled to correct amount of alleged payment by Smollett to $ 3,500 instead of $ 35,000 in paragraph 8) By Suzannah Gonzales CHICAGO (Reuters) – Television actor Jussie Smollett, arrested last month on a single charge of perpetrating a hate-crime hoax, has been newly indicted on 16 felony counts of falsely reporting to police that he was assaulted by two strangers shouting racist and homophobic slurs. The indictment, returned by a Cook County grand jury on Thursday and made public on Friday, greatly expands on the legal jeopardy faced by Smollett, whose story of being attacked in Chicago by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump has drawn suspicion since it first surfaced in late January. Smollett, 36, who is black and openly gay and plays a gay musician on the Fox network hip-hop drama “Empire,” was charged last month in a single-count criminal complaint with making a false report to police, defined under Illinois law as a form of disorderly conduct.



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Smollett's lawyer cites 'overkill' after actor indicted on 16 counts of lying to police

Smollett's lawyer cites 'overkill' after actor indicted on 16 counts of lying to policeThe "Empire" star's legal woes deepened after a Chicago grand jury indicted him on 16 felony counts of lying to police about alleged hate-crime attack.



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Russian tied to Trump Tower meet indicted in separate US case

Russian tied to Trump Tower meet indicted in separate US caseThe Russian lawyer whose participation in a June 2016 meeting with top officials of President Donald Trump’s election campaign has given rise to allegations of collusion has been indicted in a separate money laundering case, US prosecutors said Tuesday. Natalya Veselnitskaya was charged with fabricating evidence in a 2013 case the US filed against a Russian company, Prevezon Holdings, which was allegedly involved in a $ 230 million tax fraud scheme in Moscow. The money was purportedly derived from a fraudulent tax refund scheme exposed by crusading lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was arrested by Russian authorities and died in prison in 2009 when he was allegedly denied adequate care for severe health conditions.



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Dallas Police officer who fatally shot innocent black man in his own apartment is indicted

Dallas Police officer who fatally shot innocent black man in his own apartment is indictedA white former police officer who gunned down her unarmed black neighbour in his own apartment, will face trial for his murder a grand jury in Dallas has decided. Amber Guyger fatally shot Botham Jean when she mistakenly entered the his apartment instead of her own. Mr Jean, a native of Caribbean island St Lucia, graduated from a college in Arkansas and was working for the prominent consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).



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Captain of duck boat that killed 17 in July accident indicted

Captain of duck boat that killed 17 in July accident indictedKenneth Scott McKee was indicted Thursday in connection with the duck boat sinking that killed 17 people, including nine members of one family.



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Indicted California Congressman Proposed Raising Retirement Age To 72

Indicted California Congressman Proposed Raising Retirement Age To 72In a conversation with constituents earlier this month, an indicted California



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