Former federal prosecutors sign a letter saying Trump obstructed justice

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A copy of a letter sent by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on March 27, 2019, to U.S. Attorney General William Barr regarding the Report of the Special Counsel on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election and Obstruction of Justice, is seen in New York, U.S., May 1, 2019. Photo credit: Mike Segar/Reuters

More than 600 former federal prosecutors signed a statement on Monday stating that Donald Trump would’ve been charged with obstruction of justice if he weren’t the U.S. president. They say the actions described in the Mueller report “satisfy all of the elements for an obstruction charge.” The prosecutors’ document offers a rebuttal to Attorney General William Barr’s conclusion that the Mueller report does not offer “sufficient” evidence that Trump committed a crime.

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