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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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President Donald Trump tweets 'Game Over' after Justice Department releases redacted Mueller report

President Donald Trump tweets 'Game Over' after Justice Department releases redacted Mueller reportPresident Trump tweets ahead of Robert Mueller report, saying in Game of Thrones tweet, "Game Over."



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Mueller offers no answer on whether Trump obstructed justice

Mueller offers no answer on whether Trump obstructed justiceWASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, special counsel Robert Mueller drew no conclusion at all.



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Justice Department offers no clue when Mueller's full report could be released; House leaders want it April 2

Justice Department offers no clue when Mueller's full report could be released; House leaders want it April 2Congressional Democrats intensified their demands on Monday to see the full results of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Trump, Russia.



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Mueller report does not have proof of Trump crimes: Justice Department

Mueller report does not have proof of Trump crimes: Justice DepartmentU.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election did not find that President Donald Trump committed a crime but also does not exonerate him, according to a summary of Mueller’s findings released on Sunday. Mueller, who spent nearly two years investigating allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 election to help Trump defeat his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, also found no evidence that any member of Trump’s election campaign conspired with Russia during the election.



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Mueller report finds no evidence that Trump campaign colluded with Russia: Justice Department

Mueller report finds no evidence that Trump campaign colluded with Russia: Justice DepartmentIn a major political victory for Trump, who quickly hailed the announcement as “complete and total exoneration,” Mueller’s nearly two years of investigation ended with a finding that no one in Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated with the Russian government,” according to a summary of Mueller’s findings. The long-awaited report into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to help the Republican defeat his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, marked a major milestone of his presidency as he prepares for his 2020 re-election battle. Mueller himself did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump broke the law by interfering with the various probes into the 2016 election that have cast a pall over his presidency, but presented his evidence to Barr to make a determination.



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2020 Democrats respond to Mueller report: ‘It is beyond a shadow of doubt that Trump sought to obstruct justice’

2020 Democrats respond to Mueller report: ‘It is beyond a shadow of doubt that Trump sought to obstruct justice’Democratic presidential candidates have issued calls for transparency over the findings of the Mueller report, and made it clear they believe Donald Trump is guilty of wrongdoing. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was delivered to the Justice Department on Friday and is now in the hands of attorney general William Barr. “It is beyond a shadow of doubt that, once in office, the president of the United States sought to obstruct justice,” former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke said during a campaign stop in South Carolina.



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Mom Fights for Justice After Daughter Claimed She Was Sexually Assaulted at Elementary School

Mom Fights for Justice After Daughter Claimed She Was Sexually Assaulted at Elementary SchoolWhen it comes to fighting for her daughter`s safety, one Virginia mother says she`s taking matters into her own hands after school administrators didn`t do enough in her student`s alleged sexual assault.



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Waiting for the Mueller report: Justice Department will not reveal conclusions of Russia inquiry on Saturday

Waiting for the Mueller report: Justice Department will not reveal conclusions of Russia inquiry on SaturdayThe "principal conclusions" of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on President Trump and Russian election interference will not reach Congress Saturday.



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Jeff Sessions, mocked then fired by President Trump, returns to Justice for applause and a chair

Jeff Sessions, mocked then fired by President Trump, returns to Justice for applause and a chairIt was a show of political civility rare in the hyper-contentious capital: Jeff Sessions returned to applause for a Justice Department ceremony.



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