Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Legal Experts: Comey Memo Reaction Overblown, Story Oversold | People's Pundit Daily

Legal Experts: Comey Memo Reaction Overblown, Story Oversold | People's Pundit Daily: Legal experts on the right and left say reaction to the alleged Comey memo leaked to The New York Times was overblown and the story was oversold. Further, even if true, the memo raises more questions about the actions of former FBI director James Comey than President Donald J. Trump.

The New York Times story claimed President Trump asked Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. But the Times quoted the memo as saying he “hoped” Lt. Gen. Flynn wasn’t prosecuted because he was a “good man,” to which Comey replied he agreed he was a good man.

The Times and other media outlets widely interpreted the remarks as obstruction of justice, or as the AP put it, President Trump “tried to get Comey to shut down the investigation.”

Legal experts disagree.

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