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By Paul Meekin
According to a New York Times story, there’s a memo stating former FBI director James Comey was asked directly, by President Donald Trump, to stop investigating former National Security Advisor General Mike Flynn.
President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.
Unfortunately, the memo itself was not acquired by the New York Times.
“Mr. Comey shared the existence of the memo with senior F.B.I. officials and close associates. The New York Times has not viewed a copy of the memo, which is unclassified, but one of Mr. Comey’s associates read parts of the memo to a Times reporter.”
The memo, if it exists and is verified, could be several things, primarily a smoking gun. This is Donald Trump directly interfering with a federal investigation. That is an offense worth impeachment, and one I think most people would support.
This would also be a big win for mainstream press. For months we’ve been hearing from ‘sources’ and ‘officials’ with very little tactile evidence other than having to rely on the flailing reputations of outlets using primarily anonymous sources.
Regarding this, there should be plenty of paper – and thus evidence, to uncover and to present to the public:
Mr. Comey created similar memos — including some that are classified — about every phone call and meeting he had with the president, the two people said. It is unclear whether Mr. Comey told the Justice Department about the conversation or his memos.
This could be the final domino, folks. Or, like pee tapes and tax returns, be a whole lot of nothing. Thus, New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Vox – everyone, I am begging you, nail this down, and #ShowMeTheMemo.
A nation’s reputation relies on it.