What is obstruction of justice?

Washington( CNN) In the wake of reports that President Donald Trump told onetime FBI Director James Comey to purpose a investigated by onetime national defence adviser Michael Flynn, questions are being raised about whether the President’s actions amounted to blockage of justice.

“‘Close it down’ is an instruction to stop investigating President Trump’s campaign, ” CNN elderly legal psychoanalyst Jeffrey Toobin told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tuesday. “Richard Nixon was charged in 1974 for telling the FBI to stop an investigation of his safarus. That’s what Watergate was.”

Here’s a look at the precise legal definition of the period — and its full potential legal forks for a president of the United States.

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