Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is claiming that Republicans used their power to “impede and throw sticks into the spokes of the Mueller investigation” during the time in which they held majority.
Whitehouse stated, “Whether it amounts to criminal conduct or not, clearly the efforts of the House Republicans were designed to impede and throw sticks into the spokes of the Mueller investigation. To discredit it, to slow it down, to foul it up, to provide alternative narratives, potentially even to communicate to potential witnesses and jurors their alternative narratives and thereby influence the proceedings, all of that.”
He went on to say, “So if that is what they did, the only thing that stops that being a crime is the contact with Trump’s lawyers and the corrupt intent. The other elements are all there. You can show in abundance that they tried to interfere with the Mueller investigation. Whether they did that with the requisite corrupt intent, we’re one bad email away from that becoming a potential reality.”
Adding, “It definitely needs to be investigated in my view.”