ABC News: James Comey Will Not Directly Accuse President Trump of Obstruction of Justice – Video 6/6/17

ABC News reports tonight that associates close to former FBI Director James Comey say he will NOT accuse President Donald Trump of Obstruction of Justice in his Senate Testimony Thursday at 10 AM ET:

ABC NEWS

There will be much in former FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming congressional testimony that will make the White House uncomfortable, but he will stop short of saying the president interfered with the agency’s probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a source familiar with Comey’s thinking told ABC News.

Although Comey has told associates he will not accuse the president of obstructing justice, he will dispute the president’s contention that Comey told him three times he is not under investigation.

The president allegedly said he hoped Comey would drop the Flynn investigation, a request that concerned Comey enough that he documented the conversation in a memo shortly after speaking with the president. In the memo, according to sources close to Comey who reviewed it, Trump said: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” during a February meeting.

The request made Comey uncomfortable, but the source tells ABC News that Comey has told associates he will not accuse the president of obstructing justice. . . . Read More

You can be sure that Comey will throw the media and the Left lots of bones in his testimony. My guess is that Comey will cast Trump as someone too stupid to understand he’s not supposed to say such things to the FBI Director. He knows the media loves to present Trump as a moron and an idiot and he will seek to paint Trump in that light rather than directly accusing Trump of Obstruction of Justice. To accuse Trump of Obstruction would be all kinds of problems for Comey since this conversation happened in February and he said nothing about it until after he was fired. So my guess – and it’s only a guess – is that Comey will use that alternate route. The media will run with it.

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