Libs are so quick to jump on anything they think will be grounds to impeach Pres Trump. They have embraced an alleged memo from James Comey, no one has seen yet the NY Times has run with as if it is the greatest historical find, suggesting Pres Trump asked fmr FBI Dir James Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn.
First off, based on what’s been reported there was no obstruction indicated. If Trump had said to Comey “end the investigation or I’ll fire you” then yes that would be grounds, but based on what’s been heard through the NYT’s grapevine there’s nothing there. Don’t take my word for it, liberal Constitutional scholar Prof Jonathan Turley spelled that out…
Furthermore, Comey has a legal obligation to immediately report any acts of obstruction to the DOJ per federal law (18 US Code § 4 & 28 US Code § 1361). Not take notes about it, sit on them for 2 mos only to share them with friends or whomever, who tell a NY Times reporter what “you” thought completely out of context!
That said if we play along with the dems that Trump has obstructed an investigation (that is still ongoing), then why did Comey tell the Senate Judicial Committee he’s never seen a higher authority stop an investigation?
“Sen Hirono: So if the Attorney General or senior officials at the Department of Justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that FBI investigation?
Comey: In theory yes.
Sen Hirono: Has it happened?
Comey: Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something that — without an appropriate purpose. I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal.
It’s not happened in my experience.”
So what are we to conclude? If Comey’s memo is, as dems suggest, a clear indication the Pres was obstructing justice, then can we also make the leap that Comey lied to the Senate under oath! Comey could have just opened the door to being charged with perjury!
Jim Comey was rightfully fired by Pres Trump. EVERYONE including democrats were calling for it. What we are seeing now is a school yard fight which the dems are using for 2018 midterms. Yep, if it hasn’t clicked what they’re doing right now is campaigning for the next election because nothing is going to happen.