Do you wonder why James Comey didn’t tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions that President Trump was putting the pressure on him to drop the investigation into Gen. Mike Flynn? This question will likely be employed by Republicans in an attempt to discredit Comey’s congressional testimony.
Comey explained exactly why FBI officials didn’t approach Sessions with this information, and the real reasons which call Sessions’ actions into question.
In Comey’s beginning statement for his testimony on Thursday, he pens that he informed Sessions “to prevent any future direct communication between the President and me” and he did not answer.
Subsequent to the meeting between Comey and Trump, during which Trump reportedly asked Comey to drop the Flynn investigation, Comey talked over his notes with upper FBI officials, and he stated, “We also concluded that, given that it was a one -on-one conversation, there was nothing available to corroborate my account. We concluded it made little sense to report it to Attorney General Sessions, who we expected would likely recuse himself from involvement in Russia.”
Comey will apparently also say tomorrow…“Shortly afterwards, I spoke with Attorney General Sessions in person to pass along the President’s concerns about leaks. I took the opportunity to implore the Attorney General to prevent any future direct communication between the President and me…I told the AG that what had just happened – him being asked to leave while the FBI Director, who reports to the AG, remained behind – was inappropriate and should never happen. He did not reply. For the reasons discussed above, I did not mention that the President broached the FBI’s potential investigation of General Flynn.”
Comey’s reported opening statement makes it obvious that he and other FBI officials believed that they couldn’t depend on Jeff Sessions to do what was right, which was to shield the FBI investigation from meddling by the President.
Sessions is incompetent, and apparently does not have enough backbone to stand up to Donald Trump. He needs to go…and in our opinion, he WILL BE GONE very soon.
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