The Washington Post claimed that former FBI Director James Comey laid out an obstruction of justice case against President Trump. But he didn’t!
“James Comey lays out the case that President Trump obstructed justice,” the WaPo headline read.
Although Sen. Joe Manchin asked Comey directly whether he believes the President’s behavior constitutes obstruction of justice, Comey declined to make that call.
“I don’t know,” Comey replied. “That’s Bob Mueller’s job to sort that out.”
Comey’s right. It’s not his decision, and it’s certainly not the decision of the Washington Post!
Special Counsel Bob Mueller was appointed to sift through the evidence and make a decision.
“You may have taken it as a direction but that’s not what he said,” Sen. Jim Risch tried to pin Comey down.
“Correct,” Comey replied.
He also explained that the President has the “legal authority” to order him to end the investigation.
But does it equal obstruction? Let’s wait for the experts to weigh in.
Biz Pac Review reports:
The Washington Post claimed former FBI Director James Comey laid out an obstruction of justice case against President Trump in testimony before Congress Thursday, although Comey explicitly declined to make the obstruction charge.