Friday, June 9, 2017
Legal Experts: No Obstruction of Justice by Trump; Comey in Legal Jeopardy | People's Pundit Daily: Legal experts on both sides of the aisle say James Comey put himself in legal jeopardy and failed to pin obstruction of justice on President Donald Trump. In his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr. Comey also admitted that he did in fact tell the President he was never under investigation over alleged “collusion” with Russia. Liberal law professor Jonathan Turley said the testimony in the Comey hearing “actually helped Trump and his legal case,” adding that even if we accept his version of events he “did not describe a crime or an impeachable offense.” “Comey also confirmed that Trump only expressed a “hope” that the Flynn investigation would end — a statement that Trump made repeatedly publicly,” Professor Turley commented in a response. “Again, however, having a duplicitous or dishonest nature is not an impeachable offense. Indeed, if that standard were applied in Washington generally, it would be a ghost town.” See original work for more on this and other stories.