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The Washington Post Quotes Jim Trusty on Impeachment Mess

By: Rachael Bade, Devlin Barrett, Seung Min Kim,and Mike DeBonis 

Trump’s Friday tweets at Yovanovitch are unlikely to cross the legal threshold for witness tampering, experts said. James Trusty, a former Justice Department official who is now a partner at Ifrah Law, called them “dumb” and “certainly not a ‘perfect’ tweet, to use the president’s language.” But he said that “to try to immediately equate it to a federal obstruction or witness retaliation charge is almost as absurd. It just doesn’t rise to that level.”

“It’s absolutely fair to criticize the president for this, but that doesn’t make it criminal,” he said. “You’re allowed to criticize witnesses. You’re allowed to criticize the process.”

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