It’s a famous Nixon quote – “I am not a crook”. (Spoiler: he kinda was.)
We have a similar situation going on right here in 2017.
First, it was the Lester Holt interview with Trump after he fired Comey where he said he was thinking of the Russia investigation when he fired him.Here’s a handy dandy CNN article in case you forgot.
That interview happened, and everyone was excited since he basically admitted obstruction of justice. John Oliver had a funny bit on his show where he celebrated with a banner, dancers and a marching band:
(Spoiler: I guess we didn’t have him.)
And today we have another admission of obstruction of justice. Now, I normally don’t report Trump’s Twitter posts, but this is important, so stick with me:
Well, that’s problematic, because if knew Flynn lied to the FBI, then he’s admitting that’s what was on his mind when THE DAY AFTER HE FIRED FLYNN he asked Comey to dinner and told Comey to drop the Flynn investigation. That is, by definition, obstruction of justice.
(Note: I took a screenshot because I imagine that tweet will be quickly deleted once someone realizes what he just admitted.)
Oh my god, he just admitted to obstruction of justice. If Trump knew Flynn lied to the FBI when he asked Comey to let it go, then there is your case. https://t.co/c6Wtd0TfzW
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) December 2, 2017
And, let’s not also forget this admission that he had Session as AG to run cover for him:
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) July 19, 2017
In light of these, perhaps soon? I’ll have the marching band/banner clip ready to post, Mr. Mueller, just let me know when to publish.