Last week Palmer Report mentioned that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders might have gotten herself in trouble for obstruction of justice in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, based on what she said from the podium. We weren’t just winging it; she really did commit a serious and prosecutable crime. Now a U.S. Senator is confirming that Huckabee Sanders could be indicted over it.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse went on MSNBC and said the following: “If the motivation was to poison the reputation of James Comey with the grand jurors, you’ve got another count in the indictment.” . Whitehouse sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is looking into the Trump-Russia scandal. He also has a background as a U.S. Attorney, so he definitely knows how the law applies to these kinds of situations.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders got herself in trouble with her public attacks on the former FBI Director James Comey, and her public urging for the Department of Justice to go after phony criminal charges against Comey. She was Deputy Press Secretary when Donald Trump fired Comey to try to sabotage the Russia investigation, which was obstruction of justice. At the very least, she was a witness to this crime, and she might have been a co-conspirator. Her following effort to taint Comey, in an investigation in which she is a subject, also represents obstruction of justice.
It isn’t that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking to get Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and others in her situation, in prison for obstruction crimes. Instead, he will use the threat of criminal prosecution in order to get them to betray Donald Trump and testify against him. While some of Trump’s minions may be willing to go to prison for him, or even to risk their futures on the hope that he’ll legally pardon his own co-conspirators, others will not take the chance and they’ll simply flip.