As the world reels from the news that a sitting president can nominate an attorney general capable of exonerating him without releasing any evidence to the American people about why he chose to do so, the man at the center of the obstruction investigation took to Twitter to express his thoughts on William Barr’s exoneration verdict.
So many questions. pic.twitter.com/66KaR52Kk8
— James Comey (@Comey) March 24, 2019
Former FBI Director James Comey is correct: Barr’s summary of the Mueller report raises more questions than it answers. For starters:
- Why, if the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia were purely legitimate, did so many of them lie about them to the FBI and Congress?
- Why, if Trump and his friends knew for sure that they were innocent and no evidence of collusion could be found, did they spend so much time trying to discredit everyone involved in the investigation, including Comey?
- Why did the Mueller investigation end so quickly once Trump had a hand-picked attorney general who wasn’t recused from the Russia investigation and wasn’t an acting attorney general who had previously made disparaging comments about the investigation?
- Why are Republicans like Jim Jordan still screaming about FISA abuse when their communications were totally innocent?
- Why did George Papadapolous brag about Russia having disparaging emails from the Clinton campaign to a foreign dignitary?
- Why did we know that Hillary Clinton was under investigation over emails that turned out to be nothing new in October of 2016 but no one knew that Trump was under investigation until well after the election?
In fact, it appears that last question is the one most people want answers about from Comey. Read some of their comments below:
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