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Slater: The law explains why Trump has not obstructed justice

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What is "obstruction of justice?"  President Donald Trump has been accused of it quite a bit lately, at least by the media. On "The Mike Slater Show" this weekend, Mike Slater quoted someone who knows what obstruction of justice is, stating that Trump isn't guilty of it.

Attorney and law professor Elizabeth Price Foley explained in the New York Times that section 1510 of title 18 of the United States Code pertaining to obstruction of justice is a "narrow statute, criminalizing only willful acts 'by means of bribery' that have the effect of obstructing the communication of information about crimes to federal investigators."

Slater pointed out that there is currently no evidence that Trump bribed anyone.

Additionally, section 1505 says "that anyone who 'corruptly' endeavors to obstruct the proper administration of law 'under which any pending proceeding is being had before any department or agency of the United States' is guilty of a felony."

Slater concluded that as there was just an FBI investigation and no pending proceeding, justice still was not obstructed.

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