Calls of obstruction of justice have been growing louder since President Trump tweeted over the weekend, “I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI.” John Dowd, President Trump’s personal lawyer, answered these calls by telling Axios today that “the President cannot obstruct justice.”
Dowd also says that he drafted the tweet Trump sent over the weekend and that the language does not admit obstruction. Some disagree and say the tweet proves Trump knew Flynn lied to the FBI when James Comey claims Trump asked him to “see your way clear of letting this go, to letting Flynn go.”
Former U.S. Attorney Don Stern, who previously worked with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, and Lylah Alphonse, managing editor of U.S. News and World Report, joined Jim Braude to discuss.