In a May 18 interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Mitt Romney said he didn’t believe there was enough evidence in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to justify obstruction of justice charges against President Donald Trump.
He said, “I don’t think a prosecutor would actually look at this and say you have here all the elements to get this to a conviction.”
Really, Mitt, are you serious? Did you ignore the fact that more than 800 former federal prosecutors had signed a letter maintaining that Mueller has documented “overwhelming” evidence that Trump’s actions amounted to obstruction of justice? Those signing the letter included prosecutors appointed by both Republican and Democratic presidents. More than 200 more have since come to the same conclusion. And you couldn’t come up with a single prosecutor?
According to those signing the letter, it’s only current Department of Justice policy that a sitting president can’t be indicted that keeps Trump from facing felony charges for obstruction of justice. That doesn’t mean he couldn’t be convicted after leaving office or charged now as part of an impeachment proceeding.
Please, Sen. Romney, you don’t really expect us to believe you were unaware of the letter.
Raymond A. Hult, Bountiful