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Barr is wrong: Obstruction of Justice doesn’t require another crime. Imagine if the obstruction successfully covered up another crime. That other crime now can’t be proved. By circular “obstruction requires a proved crime” logic, if your obstruction works then you can’t be charged for obstruction.

Barr is wrong: Obstruction of Justice doesn’t require another crime. Imagine if the obstruction successfully covered up another crime. That other crime now can’t be proved. By circular “obstruction requires a proved crime” logic, if your obstruction works then you can’t be charged for obstruction.

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  2. Nixon most likely didn’t order the Watergate break in, tried to cover it up and stall the investigations. He was going to be impeached for obstruction of justice.

    By William Barr’s logic Nixon wouldn’t be impeachable because he didn’t commit the original crime.

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