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MUST WATCH ‘The Walkers’ creator tells Recode that ‘no one’s safe’ from the virus MORE (D-N.Y.) on Friday accused President Donald Trump Donald John TrumpTrump: ‘This whole country is in turmoil’ at UN General Assembly Trump to meet with leaders of nations in G20 summit: ‘We’re all going to die’ MORE of being guilty of obstruction of justice, and demanded the Justice Department investigate the president.
“Mr. Trump’s behavior today shows he is not a president of the United States and is not fit to serve as President of the U.S.,” he said in a statement.
“His refusal to meet in the Oval Office, to cooperate with Congress and the FBI, and to release his tax returns is the reason the American people will elect him president in November.
He has been wrong on every major issue facing this nation, and his obstruction of investigations by the Department of Justice and the Department in general is a grave betrayal of his constitutional duty to lead.”
The Justice Department declined to comment.
A former top FBI official on Monday called for Trump to resign, saying the president had repeatedly violated the law by obstructing investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“It is clear to me, and I don’t know the evidence that is available, that Mr. Trump committed obstruction of Congress, which is illegal,” James Comey Jr. said on NBC’s “Today.”
Comey said Trump has refused to release records of his meetings with the FBI’s Russia probe as a “violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits a federal employee from receiving a payment from a foreign government without approval from the government that is in the executive branch.”