Historical Comey Testimony

Ex-FBI director, James Comey, made a testimony on June 8, 2017, about Trump’s objection of justice investigation in front of US Senators. I write this summary to remember this historical moment in the future.

First of all, Senators overlooked the most important item in the testimony: If Trump admitted in public that he fired Comey to influence the investigation of Russian related to his campaign and the election, it’s a direct objection of justice! There is no need to argue the intention of the word “hope” that Trump used in their private meetings.

Second, the focus of the testimony is about Trump’s objection of the justice. Trump’s attorney misled US people by emphasizing Trump not being investigated for the Russian intervention. They are not the same topic. The attorney and the administration are distracting people from the center of the testimony again by making alternate fact.

Third, beyond the testimony, rational people would understand that Trump is lying about the truth all the time. With this, how do we educate our kids about honesty now? What promise can Trump’s words provide anymore?

Forth, Senator McCane was confused between Clinton email incident and Russian meddling US election. Clinton email incident was completely investigated and no crimes were found. That’s why it was closed. Clinton email incident did not involve Russian, although Democratic Party email leaks are Russian related. And, the reason that Trump’s campaign being still open investigation is because of Russian involvement. These are different and separated criminal investigations, and the same reason why one is closed but the other is still open, even if they happened during the same 2016 US election.

Fifth, some senators claimed Comey leaking classified documents, which is not correct. Comey did not hand out classified “documents”. He handed out the “recollection” of his memory of his conversation with Trump to a reporter as a private citizen after he got fired so it’s a debate about whether his memory note written later could be counted as classified or not.

Reference:

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