obstruction of justice

Why Mueller Decided He Couldn’t Determine If Trump Broke The Law

Have you been wondering why Robert Mueller was able to investigate President Trump for obstruction of justice, but not accuse him of any crime? TPM’s Josh Kovensky has you covered.

on May 17, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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