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REVEALED: Trump Tried To Prosecute Clinton And Comey But Was Told He Would Be Impeached

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REVEALED: Trump Tried To Prosecute Clinton And Comey But Was Told He Would Be Impeached

Donald Trump was on the verge of ordering the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prosecute Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey but decided to back off after being adviced that he would be impeached if he went through with that decision, according to The New York Times.

The Times reported on Tuesday that Trump tried to go through with the decision to prosecute Clinton and Comey until he sought advice from then-White House counsel Don McGahn, who told the president that he didn’t have the authority to do so.

Later on, McGahn told Trump that he did have the authority but warned him that it would be an abuse of power that could lead to impeachment.

The idea of prosecuting Clinton and Comey still roams in Trump’s head, according to the Times. But it is still unclear on what charges Trump wants prosecutors to pursue.

According to an inside source that spoke with Trump about the prosecutions, the president is reportedly frustrated with active FBI Director Christopher Wray for not pursuing an investigation on Clinton.

McGahn’s legal counsel, William Burck, told the Times that McGahn “will not comment on his legal advice to the president.”

“Like any client, the president is entitled to confidentiality,” Burck said. “Mr. McGahn would point out, though, that the president never, to his knowledge, ordered that anyone prosecute Hillary Clinton or James Comey.”

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