obstruction of justice


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obstruction of justice

n.
The criminal offense of intentionally hindering or interfering with the processes of law.
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Noun1.obstruction of justice - impeding those who seek justice in a court (as by trying to influence or intimidate any juror or witness or officer of the court); can result in a finding of contempt of court
obstruction - the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The second falsehood is that no obstruction of justice was found.
FORMER Special Counsel Robert Mueller said yesterday in his longawaited US congressional testimony he had not exonerated Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, as the president has claimed.
It expanded to include obstruction of justice allegations against President Donald Trump after Trump fired FBI director James Comey, who had overseen the investigation.
Lacson, a former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, said the responding lawmen should not have been prevented from entering the bank right after the robbery as this amounted to obstruction of justice.
The spat comes amid a push by the Democratic Party to impeach the president over possible obstruction of justice charges following the conclusions drawn by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
m.) A Manila court found Aegis Juris fraternity member John Paul Solano guilty of obstruction of justice over the fatal hazing of neophyte Horacio "Atio" Castillo III.
Mr Trump, who has repeatedly and falsely claimed that Mr Mueller's report cleared him of obstruction of justice, modified that contention somewhat shortly after the special counsel's remarks.
If he could have cleared Trump of obstruction of justice he "would have said so," Mueller declared.
If he weren't a sitting president, Donald Trump will have been found guilty of obstruction of justice based on evidence laid out in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, said a bipartisan letter signed by more than 450 former federal prosecutors and posted online Monday.
Even though Mueller gave a clean chit to Trump when it came to Russian collusion in his Presidential campaign, the Special Counsel fell short of completely exonerating the incumbent President when it came of obstruction of justice charges.
Voluminous and detailed as Mueller's report may be, it fails to offer a satisfying justification for one of the special counsel's most momentous decisions: his refusal to make a "traditional prosecutorial judgment" about whether Trump committed the crime of obstruction of justice. Mueller declined to take a position on that question despite the fact that his report details what it calls "multiple acts by the president that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations." The paragraph in which Mueller summarizes his non-decision is as clear as mud.