The White House’s cover-up is cracking under pressure as the public learns the truth about what actually happened in the lead up to Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
We now know that as his investigation progressed, Comey was growing more concerned about potential collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government regarding the Russian military and intelligence hacking intervention into the 2016 election.
We have also learned that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to quit the Trump Administration when he discovered that they were misleading the country about his role in Comey’s dismissal – a lie that yesterday White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders leaned on repeatedly from the podium.
On top of these developments, it has been revealed that Donald Trump was personally infuriated that former Director Comey’s investigation into the 2016 was picking up speed, that Trump had demanded to see Comey’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the 2016 election in advance, and that sources close to Comey believe the Russia investigation was a primary factor in Trump firing him. Obstruction of justice, anyone?
American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah calls on White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to answer the following questions:
1. Why didn’t the White House condemn or try to prevent the arrest of a reporter asking Kellyanne Conway and Tom Price questions in West Virginia?
2. Has the White House been swept for any potential bugs given that a Russian state owned media outlet was allowed into the Oval Office?
3. Does the White House have any comment to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov openly mocking the U.S. and Trump over the firing of James Comey?
4. How can the White House say they were “tricked” by the Russian government in releasing photos of Trump’s meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak, when it is the White House who controls access to the Oval Office? Is your explanation that your team is in fact that incompetent?
5. When will the White House clarify the three occasions that did Director Comey told President Trump he wasn’t under investigation?
Published: May 11, 2017