Comey Memo Will End Trump Presidency
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Comey Memo Will
End Trump Presidency
The actual amount of years, months, or even days Donald Trump has left inside The White House is anyone’s guess. However, the smoking gun being dubbed the Comey Memo has effectively put an end to the Trump presidency.
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On Tuesday night, the political world was turned upside-down with shocking news from The New York Times: Donald Trump asked deposed FBI Director James Comey to end the investigation into former NSA Director Michael Flynn and squash any discussion of potential Trump-Russia collusion.
According to Comey, he was at a February 14th Oval Office briefing with Trump that also included VP Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, when Trump asked Pence and Sessions to leave the room. Once the 2 men were alone, Trump told Comey “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
Naturally, Comey was appalled by the request and “concerned” that Trump was secretly attempting to “stop the investigation.” So, Comey began keeping memos to document the exact details of what he was being asked to do, as a “just in case” for a rainy day.
Well, that rainy day is here. In fact, it’s a typhoon!
IF the Comey Memo does, in fact, exist (and there’s no reason to believe it doesn’t) and IF the memo provides proof that a sitting President of the United States asked the FBI Director to do him a solid and stop investigating his BFF Michael Flynn and the entire Trump-Russia collusion probe, then it’s game over. Check and Mate. The fat lady has sung and left the building!
“Three words: obstruction of justice,” CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said on Tuesday. “Telling the FBI director to close down an investigation of your senior campaign adviser for his activities during your campaign for president, if that’s true, that is obstruction of justice.”
” ‘Close it down’ is an instruction to stop investigating President Trump’s campaign. Richard Nixon was impeached in 1974 for telling the FBI to stop an investigation of his campaign. That’s what Watergate was,” Toobin continued. “If (Comey’s) telling the truth, I don’t know how anyone can see this comment as anything but obstruction of justice.”
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From the ill-advised firing of James Comey, to the ill-advised invitation to Russian diplomats (and likely spies) inside the Oval Office, to the absolutely idiotic leak of classified intelligence to the Russians, the Republican Party has been eerily silent on the stumbles and fumbles of their president. However, as Trump’s Titanic continues to sink by the day, GOP leaders are beginning to realize it’s time to grab a lifeboat and save their own asses.
On Tuesday, House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz said that if James Comey possesses a memo detailing Trump’s request to end a federal investigation, then his committee is prepared to issue subpoenas to get it.
“.@GOPoversight is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists. I need to see it sooner rather than later. I have my subpoena pen ready,” Chaffetz tweeted.
Is the Comey Memo what Donald Trump was referring to when he publicly threatened the former FBI director to shut up and not talk to the media about their private talks, or else he would release tapes of their conversations from inside the Oval Office?
James Comey sure hopes so.
“He would love to have them (Oval Office tapes),” a Comey source said. “One of his reasons for writing these memos is the concern this couldn’t be corroborated — but that could be met if there are tapes.”
If the memos say what Comey claims they do, then we are looking at the textbook definition of obstruction of justice — a charge that certainly rises to the level of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” and the (now) extreme possibility of impeachment proceedings.
As for “The Donald,” his WORST case scenario is that he gets impeached, is thrown out of office, and forced to face proceedings for obstructing justice in a federal investigation. However, his BEST case scenario is that a long congressional investigation involving subpoenas, witnesses, etc. gums up the Trump-GOP agenda and effectively relegates him to the status of a lame-duck president.
Either way, it’s lose-lose for Donald Trump and it appears his presidency has come to an untimely end.
RIP Trump Presidency
January 20, 2017 ~ May 16, 2017