Did Trump admit to obstruction of justice?
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« on: May 12, 2017, 04:13:11 am »

In Lester Holt’s interview with President Donald Trump on NBC Nightly News that aired earlier tonight, the president defended his sacking of FBI director James Comey and, in a possible gaffe, seems to have admitted that he fired Comey in part because of the agency’s ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s collusion with the Russian government.

“I was going to fire Comey,” Trump said defiantly. “When I decided to just do it, I said to myself, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.'”

The president then called the investigation “an excuse by the Democrats . . . an excuse for having lost an election.”

Later, Trump insisted that Comey had told him “three times” that he was not under investigation, and detailed to Holt the circumstances of those three instances.

It is unclear if Trump understands the implications of mentioning the “made-up Russia story” in the same sentence that he discussed his reasons for firing Comey. If Trump were to admit that he fired Comey because he was irked by the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russian election interference, he would be admitting to obstruction of justice.

That same charge was what ultimately led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. Nixon was investigated for obstruction of justice for his hand in covering up the break-in at the Watergate Hotel. With this latest gaffe, the parallels between the two presidents have become more glaring.
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 05:05:15 pm »

In Lester Holt’s interview with President Donald Trump on NBC Nightly News that aired earlier tonight, the president defended his sacking of FBI director James Comey and, in a possible gaffe, seems to have admitted that he fired Comey in part because of the agency’s ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s collusion with the Russian government.

“I was going to fire Comey,” Trump said defiantly. “When I decided to just do it, I said to myself, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.'”

The president then called the investigation “an excuse by the Democrats . . . an excuse for having lost an election.”

Later, Trump insisted that Comey had told him “three times” that he was not under investigation, and detailed to Holt the circumstances of those three instances.

It is unclear if Trump understands the implications of mentioning the “made-up Russia story” in the same sentence that he discussed his reasons for firing Comey. If Trump were to admit that he fired Comey because he was irked by the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russian election interference, he would be admitting to obstruction of justice.

That same charge was what ultimately led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. Nixon was investigated for obstruction of justice for his hand in covering up the break-in at the Watergate Hotel. With this latest gaffe, the parallels between the two presidents have become more glaring.

You are a real piece of work. 
Let's see if you can get this through your thick skull.
#1  Comey was a carry-over from the Obama administration
#2  Comey is not an elected official, the FBI director is appointed and fired at the discretion of the President
#3  Comey said 3 times that they found nothing tying Trump to Russia.. and we are now 5 months past the election
#4  Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and all the other libtards were blaming Comey for Hillary's loss in the election, so obviously if Comey ever did close the case and say there was no collusion between Trump and Russia.. the libtards would not accept that declaration.

Therefore.. Comey was ineffective, useless, and dangerous.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 06:46:56 pm »

It is unclear if Trump understands the implications of mentioning the “made-up Russia story” in the same sentence that he discussed his reasons for firing Comey. If Trump were to admit that he fired Comey because he was irked by the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russian election interference, he would be admitting to obstruction of justice.

That same charge was what ultimately led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. Nixon was investigated for obstruction of justice for his hand in covering up the break-in at the Watergate Hotel. With this latest gaffe, the parallels between the two presidents have become more glaring.

First, if what has been "reported" by such venerable news organizations as the WaPo or NYT can be relied upon, the investigation was begun because of an unreliable dossier that was prepared for opposition research. No intelligence agency ANYWHERE has found it credible, so IF as has been reported and that is true, Trump is correct in being "irked" and questioning the already questionable judgment of Comey. Plus, the firing of Comey doesn't impede or obstruct the investigation, as was testified under oath by Acting FBI Director (and Democrat) McCabe. Also, Grassley AND FEINSTEIN that Comey did inform them that the President is NOT under investigation. So, as was laid out by Rosenstein, there was just cause to fire Comey, and even if he was investigating Trump, Trump could still fire him for his mishandling and job performance elsewhere. Otherwise, every FBI agent would undertake investigations of every president the moment the election is over for job security. That is a ridiculous notion!

Second, as has been pointed out by many legal experts, firing an FBI Director is COMPLETELY different from firing the AG, the Dep. AG and a Special Prosecutor. Any attempts to link them are not born by reason or logic.
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