Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

BOOYAH

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.”

RELATED: After The Midterm Blue Wave, House Judiciary Democrat Says He’s Going After The Entire Trump Family: Report

Click to comment

Also on POLITICAL D!G

BOOYAH

Last July, Turing Pharmaceuticals’ CEO Martin Shkreli became a lightning rod for growing outrage over soaring prescription drug prices after he raised the price...

BOOYAH

Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in her native Malta after exposing a massive web of corruption through the “Panama Papers,” including a...

NAMASTE

We know similar comments have been posted before, but the one below is, by far, the most comprehensive list I’ve seen: A Trump supporting...

BOOYAH

The fact that the press is not reporting on the continuing violent rhetoric at Donald Trump’s rallies reflects an acceptance that is deeply troubling....