Former Watergate prosecutor: ‘I could bring a successful obstruction case against Trump right now’

Jill Wine-Banks says there’s more than enough evidence to charge President Trump with obstruction of justice.

This Thursday, former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks appeared in MSNBC and said she believes there’s enough evidence to convict President Trump for obstruction of justice.

According to Wine-Banks, there is “so much evidence” that Trump obstructed justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey.

“I was asked in May whether I thought I could make an obstruction case, I said ‘I thought I could’ … I know I can,” she said.

“There is so much evidence now, and as was said, it’s not one piece, it’s the total picture,” Wine-Banks continued. “The pieces of the puzzle are fitting together and they spell obstruction.”

“You don’t need an underlying crime for the crime of obstruction,” she added. “To impede an investigation, whether you were part of the original crime or not, you have committed a separate crime: Obstruction of justice.”

As The Hill points out, Wine-Banks has referred to the White House and various Republicans’ attacks on the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller as “witness intimidation,” saying in December that it’s “obstructing justice by saying to agents, ‘You better not dig too deep, you better not find anything because I will attack you.'”

Watch the segment below, via All In with Chris Hayes:

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