Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Stop The Presses

Included in the story about Trump trying to get James Comey to put the kibosh on the Flynn investigation is this little nugget of suppression.  Via TPM:

Trump suggested to ousted FBI Director James Comey that journalists who publish classified information should be jailed, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

The Times, citing unnamed associates of Comey’s describing memos he kept recording his meetings with Trump, reported the discussion came in a meeting on Feb. 14.

Alone in the Oval Office, the Times reported, Trump asked Comey to end the FBI’s investigation of Michael Flynn, who Trump had a day earlier fired as his National Security Adviser.

The Times also reported that “Mr. Trump began the discussion by condemning leaks to the news media, saying that Mr. Comey should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information, according to one of Mr. Comey’s associates.”

There’s a little thing called a “court of law” and a “trial” that come between an accusation and prison.  But something as trivial as the rule of law is clearly not something Trump is concerned about.

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