While attempting to defend his father’s obstruction of justice, Donald Trump Jr. — the president’s eldest son — ended up throwing the president under the bus.
On Thursday, former FBI Director James B. Comey testified that President Trump told him that he “hoped” the FBI would drop its investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Within minutes of Comey’s testimony, the president’s personal lawyer flatly denied that accusation and said Trump “never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone.”
Appearing on Fox News Saturday, Trump Jr. tried to push the White House talking points by emphasizing that his father did not directly order Comey to stop investigating Flynn. However, he inadvertently confirmed Comey’s version of the events.
“When he tells you to do something, guess what? There’s no ambiguity in it, there’s no, ‘Hey, I’m hoping,'” Trump Jr. told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro. “You and I are friends: ‘Hey, I hope this happens, but you’ve got to do your job.’ That’s what he told Comey. And for this guy as a politician to then go back and write a memo: ‘Oh, I felt threatened.’ He felt so threatened — but he didn’t do anything.”
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— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) June 11, 2017
Jeanine Pirro is a longtime friend of the Trump family and has long been a go-to interviewer for the president and his allies when they need a sympathetic cable news host who will enthusiastically agree with them and not ask any difficult questions.
Nice try, Donnie, Jr. But when reckless criminals talk too much, the truth is eventually exposed.