President Donald Trump is under fire after a New York Times report alleged he asked former FBI director James Comey to shut down the federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. A memo that Comey wrote following a meeting he had with Trump in February noted that the president told him “I hope you can let this go,” in regards to the Flynn investigation.
John McCain is joining the chorus of liberals comparing this to Watergate, while Speaker Paul Ryan is maintaining that we “need the facts” before drawing any conclusions. Ryan says he still has confidence in Trump, while McCain never had any confidence in the first place to lose.
Meanwhile, a top Republican in Congress is calling for a special prosecutor to get to the bottom of the Comey memo – but that’s not all.
According to the Daily Caller,Texas Republican Rep. Pete Sessions wants to see the entire memo from former FBI Director James Comey on President Trump asking him to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn, as well as any memo Comey might have composed on the infamous meeting Bill Clinton had with Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
“If the New York Times has [Comey’s memo] that means we’re going to be able to see it and I would assume that would be fair. I assume that Mr. Comey also kept, if he’s disturbed by the same memos, that he gave to or about when Mrs. Clinton’s husband appeared in the jet with the attorney general,” Texas Republican Rep. Pete Sessions told The Daily Caller Tuesday.
“So I assume that memo would be available to us also. And I would assume that we will see a number of disturbing trends that took place at the Department of Justice [during the Obama administration] for whatever he’s claiming and I’ll look forward to seeing all those,” Sessions said. “But I cannot comment, because I have not seen them but I would assume that Mr. Comey, that if he kept one on this visit, evidently, he has others. Now I look forward to seeing those.”
As you all remember, the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton ended not long after Bill’s lengthy “coincidental” meeting with Lynch at an airport. We only know about the meeting because a freelance journalist was tipped off to it.
What exactly was discussed in that meeting? We may finally find out the truth…