According to many legal experts, and any informed individual, there is “no question” that President Donald Trump was involved in obstruction of justice. A former prosecutor who was involved with the Watergate investigation, Nick Akerman, stated, “Yeah, there’s no question that Trump was involved in obstruction of justice,” as he was being interviewed on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.”
Aiken compared former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to James McCord, one of the first to be arrested in the Watergate investigation. McCord received a heavy sentence and ended up naming people in the White House to get the sentence reduced. Aiken said, “The bottom line is that president is worried that Flynn is going to turn into the next James McCord.
Jeffrey Toobin, a legal analyst at CNN also believes that former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony proves that Trump was involved in obstruction of justice.
Comey's statement establishes obstruction of justice by Trump. Period.
— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) June 7, 2017
Toobin sent the tweet shortly after Comey began his opening statement. This is Comeys first appearance since being fired by Trump, which has been compared to Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre by many political analysts.
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Comey stated that Trump requested that he “let go” of the investigation he was leading into Flynn. Comey’s testimony also confirms Trump’s sick need for a pledge of loyalty from those around him.
Trump compelled Comey to “lift the cloud” that the Trump administration was under because of the Russia scandal and investigation, according to Comey.
The New York Times reported, “that President Trump told Russian diplomats in the Oval Office that the firing of Mr. Comey had relieved ‘great pressure because of Russia.'” After the Times reported that conversation, Trump started his story-twisting and had the White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, deny, deny, deny.