- President Donald Trump’s defense team is arguing that Trump cannot be charged with collusion or obstruction of justice — the central threads of the special counsel’s Russia investigation.
- Two of Trump’s key defense lawyers, John Dowd and Jay Sekulow, have said in recent days that collusion is not a crime and that Trump as president cannot be guilty of obstruction because he “has every right to express his view of any case.”
- Legal experts have pushed back on the claims, saying that Trump’s lawyers are ignoring the crux of the obstruction case and that he could be found guilty of crimes resulting from collusion.
President Donald Trump’s legal defense team is adopting a bold new strategy as the Russia investigation reaches a boiling point: arguing that a sitting president can’t obstruct justice.
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