Sunday, June 11, 2017

This is about America

June 08, 2017
Anyone who thought nothing new was going to come out of Comey’s Senate Judiciary Committee testimony was proven wrong. In his few hours of testimony Comey repeatedly called Trump a liar, said Vice President Pence may have been aware of concerns about Michael Flynn, and said he could not share in an open setting why the FBI knew Attorney General Sessions would have to recuse himself from any Russia investigation.
But the biggest revelation to come out of the hearing was the fact that Comey confirmed that he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Trump. Here’s why Trump is probably under investigation:
  1. Comey indicated that the Special Counsel is likely investigating Trump for obstruction of justice. When asked whether he thought Trump sought to obstruct justice when he asked Comey to end the Flynn investigation Comey said, “I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct. I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that's a conclusion I'm sure the special counsel will work towards, to try and understand what the intention was there, and whether that's an offense.” Comey also said that it was of “investigative interest” for the Bureau to find out “what just happened” during his individual meeting with the President on February 14th.
  2. “[T]hat’s a question that will be answered by the investigation”: Comey suggested that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will focus on the question of whether President Trump colluded with Russia. When asked today whether he thought Trump colluded with Russia, Comey responded: “That’s a question I don’t think I should answer in an open setting, as I said when I left we did not have an open investigation focused on President Trump, but that’s a question that will be answered by the investigation, I think.”
  3. McCabe confirmed there either is, or likely to be, a criminal investigation. Acting Director McCabe confirmed yesterday he cannot talk about his conversations with Comey because they are “part of” or “likely to become part of a criminal investigation.”

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