Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump To Comey: Back Off

From the New York Times:

Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.

“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.

The existence of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia.

Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo. The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation. An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations.

Mr. Comey shared the existence of the memo with senior F.B.I. officials and close associates. The New York Times has not viewed a copy of the memo, which is unclassified, but one of Mr. Comey’s associates read parts of the memo to a Times reporter.

This shit’s getting real.  We now have evidence that Trump willfully and willingly tried to obstruct the investigation.  I believe that is not only a felony but falls under the definition of a high crime and misdemeanor.

Okay, Republicans, over to you.

2 barks and woofs on “Trump To Comey: Back Off

  1. This is a big deal. I wonder if he has any idea whatever what he has done? This is going to be very interesting while being very unpleasant. I really wonder what the Republicans will do? Who among them will put country over party?

  2. I wonder if he will pardon himself and his co-horts. So far as i know, that is not out of the realm of possibility.

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