Ex-Watergate prosecutor: 'Everything this president has done cries out guilt'

A former U.S. attorney who prosecuted the Watergate case said President Trump's actions make him appear guilty.

During an interview on MSNBC, Nick Akerman was asked whether he thinks special counsel Robert Mueller is accelerating his work because of any outside forces and whether he thinks Mueller is witnessing the behavior of an innocent man.

"He certainly isn't witnessing the behavior of an innocent man," Akerman said on MSNBC.

"Everything this president has done cries out guilt. I don't think he's doing anything more than he's been doing all along ... slow and steady wins he race."


Akerman added there are "lots of computers to be examined." The Monday statement from senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, who is also Trump's son-in-law, also raises "zillions of questions," he said.

"This is no different than what happened in Watergate," he said.

"This is different than a normal criminal investigation," he continued.

He added: "These people are caught between a rock and a hard place."

If they come out and tell the truth about what happened, he said, they're going to lose their positions of power and influence.

"This is the same thing that happened with the Nixon White House and the people on top," he said.

Despite the advice they got from their lawyers, they "all went into grand juries, they testified in grand juries, they testified before Congress," he said.

Mueller is leading an investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race, including possible collusion between members of Trump's campaign and Moscow.

Trump has in the past decried the Russia investigation, calling it a "witch hunt."