“Was Trump involved in obstruction of justice in his dealings with former FBI Director James Comey?”
Former assistant special Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackerman says Trump obstructed justice, but ex-Whitewater counsel Robert Ray disagrees.
“Obstruction of justice is an intent crime. If his intent was to impede, interfere or stop that investigation, that’s obstruction,” Ackerman said.
However, Ray said Trump didn’t issue a directive or an order to the FBI director to end any investigation, and even if he did, it still wouldn’t be criminal obstruction.