In what is possibly the most devastating news for the White House in a day of shocking revelations, former FBI Director James Comey twice confirmed under oath today that he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate the President for obstruction of justice.
BURR: In your estimation at that time was General Flynn at that time in serious legal jeopardy and, in addition to that, do you sense that the President was trying to obstruct justice or just seek for a way for Mike Flynn to save face, given that he had already been fired?
COMEY: General Flynn at that point in time was in legal jeopardy, there was an open FBI criminal investigation into his statements in connection with the Russian contacts and the contacts themselves. And so that was my assessment at the time. I don’t think it’s for me to say whether the conversation I had with the President was an effort to obstruct. I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that’s a conclusion I’m sure the special counsel will work towards trying to understand what the intention was there, and whether that’s an offense.
MANCHIN: Do you believe this will rise to the level of obstruction of justice?
COMEY: I don’t know. That’s Bob Mueller’s job to sort that out.
Published: Jun 8, 2017