Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation uncovered ten instances of President Trump potentially obstructing the Russia probe. However, Mueller declined to make a traditional prosecutorial decision because of a Department of Justice legal memo stating that sitting presidents cannot be charged with a crime. But in the view of more than 1,000 former federal prosecutors, appointed by Republican and Democratic administrations alike, Trump would have been indicted for obstruction of justice based on the evidence in the Mueller report—if he were any American not protected by the office of the presidency.

“Obstruction of justice and perjury are far more important than most normal crimes,” says one of the prosecutors, Paul Rosenzweig, who was an appointee of President George W. Bush to the Department of Homeland Security. “They go to the absolute core of how the rule of law functions in this society.”

You can read the prosecutors’ full statement here.

Below is a video produced by Protect Democracy and NowThis featuring some of the prosecutors speaking in their own words:

And here is a different video featuring some of the Republican-appointed prosecutors, produced by Protect Democracy and Republicans for the Rule of Law:

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