Turley: No One Has Been Able To Explain What Crime Was Committed Involving Trump and Russia

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In an interview with FOX News host Martha MacCallum, law professor Jonathan Turley said he has questioned the need for a Special Prosecutor to investigate the Trump investigation because he is not even sure what the crime is. However, Turley said the way in which President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey is something to be critical of. He said Trump has created a major credibility problem for the White House.

"No one has yet to explain to me what the core crime that would be investigated with regards to Russian influence," Turley said Wednesday evening.

Turley also said he does not take seriously the conspiracy theory that Comey was fired because he was "closing in" on Trump because he doesn't know what the FBI would be "closing in on."

"I criticize many of those folks that are saying this had to be because the investigation's closing in on Trump," the legal scholar said. "I don't see the crime, so I don't see how it's closing in on Trump."

JONATHAN TURLEY, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR: First of all for many weeks, I've actually questioned the need for a special prosecutor because I'm not too sure what the crime is. No one has yet to explain to me what the core crime that would be investigated with regards to Russian influence. The crimes that have been mentioned are things like failure to disclose items with General Flynn and that's hardly something that a major crime justifying a special counsel.

I think the way that the White House fired Comey and the when and more importantly does give greater justification for the appointment of a special counsel. There's a lot of people were not convinced by what the Deputy Attorney General (Rod Rosenstein) said that was the reasons for Comey's termination.

I criticize many of those folks that are saying this had to be because the investigation's closing in on Trump. I don't see the crime, so I don't see how it's closing in on Trump. But I think the White House has created a major credibility problem.
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