Dem Senator On Trump Calling For Sessions To End Mueller Probe: ‘Intent To Obstruct Justice’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) echoed what many were saying in the immediate aftermath of Trump's morning tweetstorm.

With the start of the Paul Manafort trial and his former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen apparently willing to blab to Special Counsel Robert Mueller about the infamous Trump Tower meeting, President Donald Trump has been lashing out on Twitter more and more about the Mueller probe. This culminated with a Wednesday morning tweetstorm in which he demanded his attorney general end the “Rigged Witch Hunt.”

Considering Mueller is not just looking into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials but also investigating obstruction of justice, Trump calling on Jeff Sessions to get rid of the probe itself caused jaws to drop as it looked for all the world that the president was obstructing justice in plain sight. One person who felt that way was Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning, Blumenthal said that if the tweet “isn’t obstruction of justice itself, it is evidence of intent to obstruct justice.”

“These kinds of threats are no accident,” he added. “They reflect a state of mind and intent to obstruct justice.”

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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