Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said the testimony of former FBI director James Comey clearly showed that President Donald Trump did not commit obstruction of justice regarding the Michael Flynn investigation, The Daily Caller reports.
Mukasey, who served as attorney general during the George W. Bush presidency, said that Trump’s actions weren’t illegal and he didn’t commit obstruction of justice. However, he acknowledged that what the president did was “improper.”
Mukasey said, “There are a lot of things you don’t do not because it’s against the law but because you simply don’t do them and that’s one of them.”
The 75-year-old former federal district court judge in New York said that Trump acted out of concern for his former national security adviser.
He also doesn’t believe that Trump deliberately tried to shut down the investigation into the Russian meddling by firing Comey.
“If you want to shut down the probe, you don’t shut it down by firing somebody to whom the people conducting the probe report,” Mukasey said.