Robert Ray Quoted in CNBC on Mueller Probe

“Trump’s tweet urging Sessions to end the Mueller probe is not a crime, but it could hurt his case, experts say”

Democrats immediately seized on President Donald Trump’s tweet Wednesday in which he urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

…Robert Ray, a partner at Thompson & Knight and another Whitewater independent counsel, agreed that the president’s tweet about Sessions and the Mueller probe did not constitute a crime.

“And, more importantly, even if the tweets could be seen as an implicit direction to shut down an investigation, the president is within his constitutional prerogative in doing so,” he said. “If Congress sees fit to impeach him for it, so be it. But, such an effort by the President most assuredly, in my view, is not a crime.”