The Obstruction of Justice Case Against the Trump White House Just Got a Lot Stronger

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By Leon Neyfakh

The Washington Post delivered yet another bombshell about the Russia investigation on Monday night, with Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima reporting that at some point before the May 9 firing of James Comey, senior White House officials “sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn.” One official told the Post that the line of questioning from the White House amounted to, “Can we ask him to shut down the investigation? Are you able to assist in this matter?”

This is a significant scoop for at least two reasons. First, it adds to what we already know about a possible pattern of justice obstruction aimed at interfering with the FBI’s Russia investigation. Second, it suggests that Trump—who pressured Comey to go easy on Flynn in a private meeting at the White House—wasn’t the only member of his administration who took concrete steps to try and quash the Flynn probe.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slat...looked_into_pressuring_fbi_to_drop_flynn.html
 
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HayJenn

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By Leon Neyfakh

The Washington Post delivered yet another bombshell about the Russia investigation on Monday night, with Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima reporting that at some point before the May 9 firing of James Comey, senior White House officials “sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn.” One official told the Post that the line of questioning from the White House amounted to, “Can we ask him to shut down the investigation? Are you able to assist in this matter?”

This is a significant scoop for at least two reasons. First, it adds to what we already know about a possible pattern of justice obstruction aimed at interfering with the FBI’s Russia investigation. Second, it suggests that Trump—who pressured Comey to go easy on Flynn in a private meeting at the White House—wasn’t the only member of his administration who took concrete steps to try and quash the Flynn probe.

White House officials besides Trump looked into pressuring FBI to drop Flynn investigation.
I was reading an article earlier today on Jared (wish I could go back and find it) - but he was the big gun in the WH pushing for Comey to be fired and openly advocated for Flynn's appointment.

Will go see if I can find it again!
 
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kmiller1610

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So besides things Trump has said, what has he done to obstruct any of the investigations? Wait long enough and Trump says all manner of things that can be interpreted all manners of ways.

What actions support obstruction?

Have the investigations stopped?
 

HayJenn

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So besides things Trump has said, what has he done to obstruct any of the investigations? Wait long enough and Trump says all manner of things that can be interpreted all manners of ways.

What actions support obstruction?

Have the investigations stopped?
Mmmm - he asked 3 different IA agencies to stop the investigation.

There is supposed to be a clear wall between the WH and the intelligence agencies. You DO NOT inquire about dropping investigations nor do you ask them how the are going.

Right now there are 3 investigations still going on. 2 in Congress and 1 by Mueller.

A lot of this is Trump's own fault. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy :)
 
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So besides things Trump has said, what has he done to obstruct any of the investigations? Wait long enough and Trump says all manner of things that can be interpreted all manners of ways.

What actions support obstruction?

Have the investigations stopped?
Can't you read? Or,at least turn the TV on.
 
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