Attorney General Barr destroys obstruction question on potential special counsel removal

May 1, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement commenting on Attorney General William Barr’s testimony that “as a matter of law, the Department’s position would be that the President can direct the termination or replacement of a special counsel” and “If the President is being falsely accused, which the evidence now suggests that the accusations against him were false, and he knew they were false, and he felt the investigation was unfair, propelled by his political opponents and was hampering his ability to govern, that is not a corrupt motive for replacing an independent counsel” on the question of President Donald Trump’s consideration of removing Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his investigation:

“Anybody who has any questions about whether the President obstructed justice need only refer to Attorney General Barr’s statement that as a matter of law the President has the power to terminate or replace a special counsel, and that if that special counsel’s investigation is predicated upon a false allegation, in this case that the President was a Russian agent when that was in fact false and he knew it to be false, and that the investigation was hampering his ability to govern, that replacing him for that reason is not a corrupt motive essential to proving an obstruction charge. And if they don’t understand it, get a dictionary.”


“Without collusion, there is no obstruction as Mueller scrambles to make the case against President Trump,” By Robert Romano, July 31, 2018 at

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