Former DOJ officials: Trump would face felony charges if not for presidency

Former DOJ officials: Trump would face felony charges if not for presidency

Hundreds of former US Department of Justice officials released an open letter Monday stating that they believe that “the conduct of President Trump described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, would, in the case of any other person not covered by the Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting President, result in multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice.”

The letter has been signed by hundreds of officials, including former US attorneys and others who had served in the DOJ for decades.

In the letter, the former officials state that “all of the elements for an obstruction charge” are satisfied by acts that were described in the Mueller Report. They also state that “[w]e believe strongly that, but for the OLC memo, the overwhelming weight of professional judgment would come down in favor of prosecution for the conduct outlined in the Mueller Report.”