Friday, February 23, 2024

Former White House Attorney: President Trump ‘Obstructed Justice’ With Role In Son’s Russia Statement

President Donald Trump’s alleged role in personally drafting a misleading statement about his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer constitute “obstruction of justice”, according to former White House ethics lawyer.“You’re boxing in a witness into a false story,” Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer for George W Bush, told the Guardian. “That puts them under enormous pressure to turn around and lie under oath to be consistent with their story.“I think it’s obstruction of justice.”Trump’s White House was rocked on Monday night by another revelation in the investigation into potential ties between his campaign and Russia. A Washington Post report alleged the president dictated the statement that dismissed the significance of a meeting between his son Donald Trump Jr, his top campaign aides Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, and the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016.Photo Credit: Getty

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