BU Law Professor Talks Mueller Report, Obstruction Of Justice

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Now that experts have had a full day to pour over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, WBZ NewsRadio's Laurie Kirby talked to Boston University Law Professor Jack Beerman about his thoughts on the Mueller Report.

With all the talk of collusion, Beerman wanted to first explain exactly what that meant.

"Collusion was just a colloquial way of talking about the idea that there was a conspiracy between the Russian government or Russian government interests and the campaign, so collusion was just a more popular way of referring to conspiracy."

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But Beerman said the report finds no evidence of a conspiracy.

"According to [Mueller's] investigation, he didn't turn up any evidence that people in the Trump campaign worked together with any of those Russian interests that were disrupting the election," Beerman said. "They were happy about it, they were glad to get the information, but [Mueller] found no evidence that they actually coordinated anything or worked together on anything, and I have no basis to question the truth of those facts."

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Beerman said Mueller left the question of whether or not President Trump obstructed justice up to Congress.

"He's saying that if that's what you think, legally, you're on firm ground—that conduct could be considered obstruction of justice legally, which would amount to a high crime or misdemeanor for impeachment," Beerman said.

Listen to the full interview below.

WBZ NewsRadio's Laurie Kirby (@LaurieWBZ) reports

 

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