Former acting attorney general Sally Yates said Donald Trump would have been indicted on obstruction of justice charge if he weren’t the president.
Yates, dropped the hammer during an appearance on NBC News’ Meet the Press on Sunday, saying “I have personally prosecuted obstruction cases on far, far less evidence than this.”
“And yes, I believe if he were not the president of the United States, he would have been indicted on obstruction,” Yates continued. “Robert Mueller paints a devastating picture,” she said.
.@SallyQYates on Obama: the first words out of his mouth were ‘I may have appointed you but you don’t represent me, you represent the people of the United States’ and that’s the way it’s supposed to be @MeetThePress
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) April 28, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Sally Yates responds to Rudy Giuliani's argument that material stolen by a foreign power was fair game in an election. #MTP #IfItsSunday@SallyQYates: "That's a shocking statement. And it also just reflects how they have moved the goalpost, when the truth comes out." pic.twitter.com/lHMOTI5PJg
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 28, 2019
Yates comments come after the fallout continues over current Attorney General Bill Barr giving Trump cover by unilaterally claiming there was no obstruction of justice, even though special counsel Robert Mueller specifically left it up to Congress and clearly stated that he could not exonerate Trump.
Yates addressed theTrump campaign’s contacts with Russia: “When the Russians came knocking at their door you would expect that a man who likes to make a show of hugging the flag would have done the patriotic thing and would’ve notified law enforcement.”
Watch Sally Yates drop the hammer on Donald Trump: