Do you think former FBI Director James Comey knew he could be facing charges if he withheld a damning memo for personal reasons?
I am probably sure he knows everything that he is allowed to do. The question at hand? Is there a memo? Does it exist?
Rep. Jason Chaffetz has scheduled a meeting next Wednesday for Comey to sit in on. I think it best that he doesn’t have the letter for his safety. When I say that, I mean, he doesn’t want to be prosecuted over this, right?
Officially noticed a hearing for next Wed at 9:30am ET with former FBI Dir Comey. But I still need to speak with him…evidently has a new #
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) May 17, 2017
Source: Fox News
Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States. Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey. (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361) He would also, upon sufficient proof, lose his license to practice law.
So, if Comey believed Trump attempted to obstruct justice, did he comply with the law by reporting it to the DOJ? If not, it calls into question whether the events occurred as the Times reported it.
Obstruction requires what’s called “specific intent” to interfere with a criminal case. If Comey concluded, however, that Trump’s language was vague, ambiguous or elliptical, then he has no duty under the law to report it because it does not rise to the level of specific intent. Thus, no crime.
There is no evidence Comey ever alerted officials at the Justice Department, as he is duty-bound to do. Surely if he had, that incriminating information would have made its way to the public either by an indictment or, more likely, an investigation that could hardly be kept confidential in the intervening months.
Comey will soon testify before Congress about this and other matters. His memo will likely be produced pursuant to a subpoena. The words and the context will matter.
The reason why this memo is being brought to the forefront is that the media and Democrats think they finally have Trump where they want him. The American media is nothing more than a Propaganda Mechanism for the radical, left-wing extremists like Schumer and Pelosi.
In my humble opinion, Comey is a threat to all Americans. When an individual brings politics into the Justice Department, he no longer possesses the objectivity required in administering the laws of the constitution. In fact, he becomes a threat to the constitution.
So what do we have here? Is there a memo or not? Would it best serve Comey not to have the memo, so he won’t face prosecution charges?
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