Former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid has become the second NFL player in the past seven months to file a collusion grievance against the NFL.
Z: 18 U.S.C. § 1503 defines "obstruction of justice" as an act that "corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice." - Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute You may notice that "endeavors to" part: Trump endeavored to obstruct when he ordered WH aides, doesn't matter if they carried it out, and promulgated a public campaign of misinformation to cover his tracks. Trump took direct involvement, like editing/drafting press statements he knew were false, and it's clear his intent was to obstruct, regardless of the underlying reason(s). "On several occasions, the President directed aides not to publicly disclose the emails setting up the June 9 meeting,” according to Mueller’s report. Before the emails became public, Trump personally “edited a press statement” for Donald Trump Jr., who attended the meeting, promulgating a cover story that the meeting was about Russian adoptions. It was Trump himself who deleted a line in the press statement that acknowledged the meeting was with an individual who his son was told “might have information helpful to the campaign."