If Donald Trump is ever actually held legally accountable for his actions during the 2016 presidential campaigns and his time in the White House, the star witness for the prosecution will surely be former FBI Director James Comey.
James @Comey on why impeachment would let the American people off the hook: "we need a moment of inflection where we all get off the couch and say 'that is not who we are' and in a landslide rid ourselves of this attack on our values." https://t.co/2zek9S3Lz4
— Meghan Daum (@meghan_daum) December 10, 2018
Comey described the infamous meeting with Trump during which he requested that the FBI director “let this go” regarding the investigation into his national security director, Michael Flynn.
According to Mediaite, Comey said:
‘I was to tell him what the threat is inside the United States and I had some pretty hair-raising stuff to tell him and he seemed distracted…He said he wanted to talk about Mike Flynn and then in substance in that conversation he asked me — which I took as a direction — to let it go.’
JUST IN: Comey says he won't run for president. @NicolleDWallace: Would you ever run [for president]?
James Comey: No.
Wallace: Have you ever thought about it?@Comey: "I've thought about it enough to know that I'm never going to run for office." pic.twitter.com/AEpyUoz23W
— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) December 10, 2018
Wallace asked him about the surreal period following that conversation when Comey came to grips with the idea that the president was attempting to obstruct justice.
‘Obviously, it’s evidence of obstruction of justice so how to handle that was something we struggled with and we decided to keep it tight for two reasons. First, we didn’t want to infect the investigative team and didn’t want them to know the president just said drop that investigation.’
.@NicolleDWallace just asked Comey about the leak investigation he opened post-2016 election relating to what he believed (as we all did) that Giuliani was leaking sensitive FBI information. Comey tells Wallace he does not know the status of that investigation. Could be ongoing.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) December 10, 2018
The MSNBC host also asked Comey if the country should consider Trump an “unindicted co-conspirator” following the revelation by his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, that Trump had directed him to commit felony campaign finance violations. Comey answered that the distinction isn’t yet official, but that doesn’t mean it can be ruled out.
‘If he’s not there, he’s close.’
See the full interview below:
— 92nd Street Y (@92Y) December 10, 2018