Flynn’s Plea Raises New Questions About Whether Trump Obstructed Justice


Fordham Law Professor Bruce Green, director of the Stein Center for Law and Ethics, was quoted in The Atlantic about the implications of the guilty plea made by former national security adviser Michael Flynn in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, including what it could mean for President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner.

“If it turns out that General Flynn has information implicating Mr. Trump in a crime, there’s now a much stronger inference that Mr. Trump was obstructing justice if he asked Comey to let the investigation of General Flynn go,” said Bruce Green, a law professor at Fordham University and a former associate special counsel in the Iran-Contra affair.

“If Mr. Trump knew that Flynn met with the Russian ambassador at Mr. Kushner’s request and then lied about it, one can assume that Mr. Trump wanted to shut down the FBI investigation to protect his son-in-law more than Flynn,” Green said.

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