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Former FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday that President Donald Trump likely committed crimes, including obstruction, and that the Justice Department should looking into indicting him after he leaves office.

Appearing in a CNN town hall, host Anderson Cooper asked Comey if Trump acted with corrupt intent to interfere with the Department of Justice’s Russia probe.

“It sure looks like it’s there with respect to at least a couple those episodes of obstruction,” Comey replied, referencing the findings of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Cooper followed up asking the former FBI director and U.S. attorney if he agreed with a letter by hundreds of federal prosecutors that Trump would already be indicted if he were not president.

“I agree,” Comey answered. “No doubt.”

He argued that Mueller was trying to be “principled and fair” by laying out the case regarding obstruction in his report’s Vol. II, but not specifically determining whether he believed the evidence rose to the level that Trump committed a crime.

By Comey’s estimation, Mueller reasoned since he knew Trump could not be prosecuted as president, “‘I ought to just lay out the facts for a future prosecutor,’ it is often overlooked that he says that in the report, ‘so that a judgment can be made after he is president about whether to charge him and the Congress can discharge its duties.’”

Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Attorney General William Barr criticized Mueller for his inclusion of Vol. II in the report, CNBC reported.

“I think if he felt that he should not go down the path of making a traditional prosecutive decision, then he should not have investigated,” Barr said. “That was the time to pull up.”

Barr and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, determined the evidence the special counsel’s team presented did not arise to the level that Trump could be found guilty of obstruction of justice.

Asked if he thought the president should be charged after he leaves office, Comey said, “I think the Justice Department will have to take a serious look at that. Whether it’s a wise thing to do to a former president, that’s a bigger question than the facts of the case.”

The former FBI chief was asked whether he felt the president acted with “corrupt intent” to interfere with the FBI’s investigation, and Comey replied the evidence found in the report suggested he had.

Trump responded to Comey’s comments during the CNN town hall, tweeting, “James Comey is a disgrace to the FBI & will go down as the worst Director in its long and once proud history.

“He brought the FBI down, almost all Republicans & Democrats thought he should be FIRED, but the FBI will regain greatness because of the great men & women who work there!”

Asked to comment on the CNN town hall, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, asserted that Comey is “in a lot of trouble” regarding his leadership of the bureau.

“This is the guy who, remember, leaked his memos in order to make sure that a Special Counsel was created to investigate the president,” Nunes said on Fox News on Friday morning.

“This is the guy who put an unverified dossier in front of a FISA court …There’s lots of problems with Comey’s story. None of it really matches up with reality.”

Nothing was done “by the book,” the congressman said, in relation to obtaining a FISA warrant to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Nunes accused Comey of lying about events surrounding the FBI’s Russia probe.

“Remember when he came before our task force at the end of the last Congress, this is a man who couldn’t answer a question. I think, you know, over 100 times he said things like, ‘I don’t recall,’” Nunes said.

“So whenever put under oath on a body like the legislative body of Congress, the guy couldn’t answer a question. He could do a town hall and make a lot of things up, but look, I think Mr. Comey is in a lot of trouble and he should be. He made a mess of the FBI.”

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20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Troy

    May 11, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Right James. Keep sticking with that alternate truth narrative. Oh and get a lawyer.

    • Grace Joy

      May 12, 2019 at 8:43 am

      Yeah, why is he still walking around? The Left will claim all charges against him & the rest were made up when they go to prison. Everything about them reeks of satan.

      • Jule Ray Westcott

        May 12, 2019 at 2:11 pm

        a guy that is going to be indicted. LMAO Narcissist.

    • left wing watcher

      May 12, 2019 at 10:03 am

      Comey is an idiot he will be in prison first because the other FBI agents stroke struck and others will roll over on him quickly

  2. Linda

    May 11, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    When you hear or read ‘suggest, could be, might be, is a possibility, probably, would be, should be, there has to be, in all likelihood, undeniably, maybe, most likely, beyond question, doubtlessly, surely, supposedly, we think’, always beware. Suggestive, thought directing, luring words that mean Dems don’t have any proof and will invent evidence if necessary.

    • Paul Clark

      May 12, 2019 at 8:57 am

      Love your post!

  3. Michael

    May 11, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Comey will say anything to try and divert attention away from himself and his crooked Democrat buddies, but it ain’t gonna matter. YOU’RE the one who’s gonna be indicted along with all your friends. Tick-Tock mother-fucker! You;re days are numbered.

  4. Kenneth Barr

    May 11, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Comey is reason h. clintin is still not in trouble YET!! Slow but surely they all will be, I hope & pray!

  5. Bill

    May 11, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Yes Come, you sure know how to put your foot in the mouth. I’m surprised you don’t have athletes mouth. If I was you I’d be keeping my mouth shut and be tying things up in preparation for a long stay in the big house.

  6. MAC

    May 11, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    This guy has cracked.

  7. mike dar

    May 12, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Two words Comey, WOODS PROCEDURES. You broke the law buddy.. and guess what, ‘Any reasonable prosecutor would take the case..’!
    There is no one available to make up a new law definition, ‘Intent’, to save you now.

  8. errollus

    May 12, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Comey has GOT to be nuts.

  9. H

    May 12, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Comey, You shouldn’t have made a prosecutorial decision with regards to Hillary you are a dick. I can’t wait till they prosecute you.

  10. neo

    May 12, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Comey….The felonious has been trying to play like he is still in power….lol…lol…He had better get a real good lawyer to defend his ass….it should happen just after the IG report scheduled to come out any day now…

  11. RCP55

    May 12, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Leave it to cnn to come up with this BS. Do they think people have not realized what Fake News is? Seems nothing will change until the truth comes out about the denon party and those involved are charged.

  12. Rob

    May 12, 2019 at 8:40 am

    They continue to claim Trump “Obstructed Justice”. How do you obstruct justice over a crime that never existed and was nothing more than a fabricated lie and witch hunt in which the President or anyone else involved need not waste their time on as they knew the truth and the fact of the matter that this is no criminal investigation it was nothing more than a rouse to waste time and money and keep spotlight on Trump so the spotlight stays off Hillary, Obama and the rest of the Dems and Rhino’s involved in swamp corruption. They know they cannot beat him in 2020 so they try to find a way to disqualify him, before he exposes all of them.

  13. Big Montana

    May 12, 2019 at 9:07 am

    “Corrupt intent” is a lefty value. It’s like a rapist complaining about being raped.

  14. SJ

    May 12, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Only in an alternate universe would a wrongfully accused man angry and defending himself from attacks be guilty whereas an evil, corrupt witch who destroyed evidence, along with a long list of other broken laws be completely innocent. I check the news every day to see justice and it will come in God’s time.

  15. Margie

    May 12, 2019 at 11:24 am

    No One has told Comey that he isn’t Relevant Anymore!!
    He’s a No Body Now!!
    Why would we listen to what he thinks?? Lol, lol
    Comey is a true definition of a Mentally Ill Narcissist!!!
    Seek Mental Help Comey!!

  16. Mary Johnson

    May 12, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    The only indictment needed he is of James Comey. He committed obstruction by saying Hillary did all the crimes and then said he would not forward to AG. Lied under oath.

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