Obstruction of Justice

Following the June 8th Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing of former FBI Director, James Comey, concerns have been raised regarding the content of the former Director’s private meeting with President Trump, and has begged the question as to whether there must be an explicit statement, or order of intent for charges of obstruction of justice to be raised. Pertinent sections of US legal code specify that cases of obstruction of justice only require a willing and corrupt actor who attempts to inhibit or influence an investigation by any means of communication. Furthermore, it implies that there need not be proof of obstruction of justice for charges of obstruction of justice to be raised.

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Sources and Further Reading:

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1503

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/08/us/politics/obstruction-of-justice-trump-comey.html

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