On Thursday night Rachel Maddow tore Donald Trump apart. After hearing James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Maddow described Trump’s actions as “textbook obstruction of justice.”
Maddow went on to specify that Trump stands alone in his argument that he never tried to intervene in the investigation into former national security adviser Micheal Flynn’s ties to Russia.
This is what Maddow had to say:
“This is what it looks like it’s coming down to as of today. … The president trying to stop an ongoing FBI criminal investigation is a textbook obstruction of justice. The evidence for whether or not he did that, just on the terms of the Flynn investigation … that’s how it balances out as of today. On the one side, the president denies it. On the other side, James Comey says, “Nah, he did it.” And his memo says, “Yeah, he did it.” And he says that he’s got witnesses that are the entire senior structure of the FBI that say, “Yeah, they will corroborate that I said he did it the night that I say he did it.” Oh, and maybe also it happened on tape. That’s the balance of the evidence. The president’s denial versus all of that.
As the MSNBC star said, the Trump administration is in for a rude awakening if they think the American public and those investigating possible obstruction will believe the president – who is a well-documented liar – over James Comey, who is widely seen as a man of integrity, even if he has irked supporters of both political parties.”
— Sean Colarossi (@SeanColarossi) June 9, 2017