Turley: Trump Has Not Reached the Level of Obstruction of Justice or Impeachment


Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley commented on recent reports surrounding President Donald Trump’s firing of both former FBI Director James Comey and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and memos Comey has about his interactions with Trump. Turley called those instances “pretty thin soup for either a criminal or impeachment proceeding.” When asked if Trump’s actions reached a level of obstruction of justice charge, Turley said, “This isn’t going to be real popular, but I don’t think so. My family has been pressing me on this. It’s sort of like going cross-country with them and saying, are we there yet? Are we there yet? Everyone wants to reach that point. You say, I can still see our house. It’s only been 150 days or so since the inauguration. The fact is, I don’t think this makes out an obstruction case.” “There are a couple of reasons why,” he continued. “First, in terms of Sally Yates being fired, there’s ample reason to fire her when she told the [Justice] Department to stand down. Even those of us who criticized the immigration order said that you know, in many ways she didn’t leave much of a