There are many questions surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey by the president he was in the process of investigating for his campaign team’s alleged collusion with Russian government officials. One of those questions involves a dinner that the president says Comey requested in which he asked Trump to allow him to stay on at the FBI.
According to The New York Times, there was another, more questionable meeting in the Oval Office between Trump and Comey in February, in which Trump asked Comey to shut down the investigation. Comey said in a memo that the president said to him, “I hope you can let this go.”
‘Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo. The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation. An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations.’
This is clearly an obstruction of justice on the president’s part, which is an impeachable offense.
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