More than 400 former federal prosecutors across Republican and Democratic administrations issued a statement Monday saying President Donald Trump would face an obstruction of justice charge were he not the sitting U.S. president.

The former prosecutors, many of whom hold posts in Big Law now as white-collar defenders, argued that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III presented sufficient evidence supporting an obstruction charge against Trump. The statement counters the conclusion by U.S. Attorney General William Barr that the evidence did not support an obstruction charge.

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