Monday, John Dean, President Nixon’s White House counsel, revealed that if the Donald Trump’s administration released questions by special counsel Robert Mueller they would be engaging in an obstruction of justice.
The New York Times ran a report that it possessed a list of almost 50 questions Robert Mueller planned to ask the President for his probe into Russians rigging the 2016 presidential election.
Dean suggested the Trump administration might be responsible for the questions that were leaked.
“The very fact that the questions are out there, my first reaction, suggesting it could be an act of obstruction to just have released these questions,” Dean spoke regarding Trump’s administration.
Dean, after being questioned about how this would be obstruction, said Trump could be attempting to tip of a witness or “try to disrupt the flow of information” by releasing the questions.
Dean reasoned that the list sounded like questions which emerged naturally through conversation, not the concise language of a prosecutor.
The New York Times report said Mueller provided open-ended questions in order to “penetrate the president’s thinking.”
Mueller planned on asking Traitor Trump about the infamous meeting at Trump Tower in 2016 between his son and a Russian attorney. He also wants to know if Donald Trump himself talked about sanctions on Russia or teaming up with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the election.
Other questions relate to the President’s business dealings, his communications with Russia, and his relationships with former staffers the affected by the investigation.
Early Tuesday morning, Trump blasted the leak of the list on Twitter.
“So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were ‘leaked’ to the media,” Trump wined.
“No questions on Collusion,” he continued.
“Oh, I see…you have a made up, phony crime, Collusion, that never existed, and an investigation begun with illegally leaked classified information. Nice!”
It would seem very hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened! Witch Hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 1, 2018