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  1. May 2017
    1. they do not constitute an obstruction of justice.

      Even taken in the larger context?! Later firing the man, Confessing on national TV that his intent in doing so was partially to stop the investigation into his campaign?!...

    2. But telling the F.B.I. director that someone is a “good guy”

      Let's focus on the second half of the statement.

    3. Indeed, when President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in June 2016 — during the height of the F.B.I.’s investigation into Secretary Clinton’s private email server

      Not really a fair comparison, a direct, private 1:1 statement versus a public indircetly related one.

    4. As the Supreme Court stated in United States v. Sun-Diamond Growers of California, “for bribery there must be a quid pro quo — a specific intent to give or receive something of value in exchange for an official act.”

      Like someone's job, for example, and whether they keep it or lose it?

  2. whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com
    1. Comey kept detailed notes of his meetings with Trump, documenting what he perceived as improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation
    1. On March 20, 2017, during public testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, FBI director James Comey confirmed the existence of an FBI investigation into Russian interference and Russian links to the Trump campaign, including the question of whether there had been any coordination between the campaign and the Russians.[24] He said the investigation began in July 2016 and was "still in its early stages".[25] Comey made the unusual decision to reveal the ongoing investigation to Congress, citing benefit to the public good.[93]

      Comey's public confirmation of a FBI investigation.