Hundreds of former Justice officials assert Trump would be facing felony charges if he were not President - CNN

Hundreds of former Justice officials assert Trump would be facing felony charges if he were not President - CNN
The letter posted online by Justice Department alumni, who served under presidents from both parties, said the report from special counsel Robert Mueller contained repeated instances of Trump committing obstruction of justice, and that he if he was not protected as President by an opinion from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel that Mueller cited.

"We believe strongly that, but for the OLC memo, the overwhelming weight of professional judgment would come down in favor of prosecution for the conduct outlined in the Mueller Report," the letter read.

The letter and said it was being updated by the group Protect Democracy, a nonprofit group that has combated the Trump administration. CNN has reached out to Protect Democracy regarding the letter.

The letter was signed by officials from a wide-range of backgrounds, and included former US attorneys and other top officials from both parties.

The Washington Post, on the letter, which said signatories to the letter included officials whose time in government included every administration since President Dwight Eisenhower.
The Mueller report as released by the Department of Justice looked into whether Trump committed obstruction and laid out specific, unsuccessful instances by Trump to obstruct the special counsel itself. In the report, Mueller said he could not conclude "no criminal conduct occurred" on the topic.
Attorney General William Barr, who the obstruction probe last year, of Mueller's investigation that both he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein determined Mueller's evidence was "not sufficient" to support prosecuting Trump for obstruction.

CNN's Laura Jarrett and Jeremy Herb contributed to this report.