Boston, MA – This morning, Republican Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts, Governor Bill Weld weighed in on the Mueller Report in an appearance on MSNBC with Stephanie Ruhle.
“This man is a one-man crime wave,” he said. “He instructed senior legal officials, senior national security, senior intelligence officials to lie, he actively sought out and suborned perjury. That is obstruction of justice and the President is fortunate that in substance Bob Mueller gave him a mulligan.”
Governor Weld continued, “The House should have a full airing of everything that Mr. Mueller found…The last thing that Mr. Mueller said in the report was to charge the President you would need evidence of corrupt intent. What would be evidence of corrupt intent? Well, if the President tried to limit or stop investigation of him or his family to avoid embarrassment or criminal exposure, that would be massive evidence of criminal intent. Well, that’s exactly what the 60 previous pages of the report demonstrated.”
Bill Weld was appointed to the Department of Justice by President Ronald Reagan, where he served for seven years.
ABOUT GOVERNOR BILL WELD
Governor Weld has an unblemished record of public service. In addition to seven years in the Department of Justice, he served two terms as Governor in Massachusetts, where he was reelected by the largest margin in state history. He cut taxes 21 times, never raised them, balanced the budget, and oversaw six upgrades in the state’s bond rating. He signed landmark welfare reform, established public education standards, and was a trailblazer as an early proponent for LGBT civil rights. Governor Weld was ranked the most fiscally conservative Governor in the country by the Cato Institute and the Wall Street Journal.
He and his wife, Leslie, live in Canton, MA. Between them, they have eight children and eight grandchildren.