Mar 25, 2019
Trump: No conclusion on obstruction

While the Morning Joe panel discusses special counsel Robert Mueller’s presenting no evidence that President Donald Trump or any of his associates coordinated with the Russian government’s 2016 election interference, but stopping short of exonerating the President on obstruction of justice, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle explains: “We’re not going to be able to talk about this knowledgeably–fully knowledgeably–until we see the report, until the American public sees the report. I was told yesterday by two people who know Bob Mueller very well, and know aspects of this investigation, and both of them said: You cannot overestimate the importance on the obstruction issue of Mueller’s team being unable to get Trump to testify, Q&A, back and forth, in private. We don’t know about (Trump’s) state of mind. Are the tweets reflective of his state of mind? And it’s a very tough call to take that to court because it’s a high bar to convict someone of obstruction.” Hear more of the analysis here.