There’s ‘Evidence’ Trump Obstructed Justice, James Comey Reveals
In another bombshell revelation, former FBI director James Comey said there’s evidence that President Trump obstructed justice.
During an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday, Comey said there’s “evidence” that Trump obstructed justice when he was asked about the investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“It would depend and — and I’m just a witness in this case, not the investigator or prosecutor, it would depend upon other things that reflected on his intent,” Comey said.
The extraordinary remarks came in response to the infamous conversation regarding the probe into Flynn where Trump told Comey “I hope you can let it go.”
The meeting reportedly took place on Feb. 14, one day after Flynn resigned.
Trump said Flynn was a “good guy,” Comey said.
Stephanopoulos pressed Comey on if he should have interjected and told Trump that was inappropriate, which Comey said was a fair criticism.
“Although, as I’ve thought about it since, if he didn’t know he was doing something improper, why did he kick out the attorney general and the vice president of the United States and the leaders of the intelligence community?” Comey said. “I mean, why am I alone if he’s — doesn’t know the nature of the request?”
Obstruction of justice is the federal crime of “corruptly or by threat, or force” trying to influence, obstruct, influence or impede the due process of justice.
Legal experts say there is a multitude of ways that obstruction can be committed, including destroying or tampering with evidence, intimidating witnesses or trying to cover up a crime. Trump has reportedly done all of that since taking office.