Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to refrain from concluding on whether or not President Trump obstructed justice comes from uncertainty on the “open-ended” question of presidential power.
That’s according to former Congressman Trey Gowdy, who recently gave a revealing interview to Fox News’ Bill Hemmer.
Fox News’ Liam Quinn reports:
“There is some unsettled law on exactly what a president can do. I mean, a president could pardon you today, Bill, before you were ever charged,” Gowdy told Hemmer.
“So, I think what Mueller was saying is we don’t know the department’s position on whether the president can obstruct justice or not. That’s for you to decide, we’re going to punt it to you.
Continuing to provide his insight, Gowdy mentioned two particular components of the Mueller report impact whether or not it should be made public.
At a minimum, he doesn’t believe we should make the counterintelligence findings on Russian interference in the 2016 election public for obvious reasons pertaining to national security.
Secondly, there’s no precedent in American history of issuing reports on uncharged people.
The former South Carolina representative then turned his attention to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, with whom he admitted to not having a good relationship during his time in politics, and what the Democrat’s motivations may be for continuing to push ahead with Trump collusion claims.
“Adam is so closely linked to this collusion, it was what, March of 2017, when Schiff said he had evidence beyond circumstantial but not quite direct, he had the president indicted and in jail the last couple of weeks,” Gowdy said.
Gowdy concluded that Schiff’s political aspirations are hopelessly linked to President Trump having committed a crime – whether he did or not.