Friday, May 19, 2017

Why didn’t Comey tell the DOJ what Trump allegedly said to him about Flynn? Update: Or did he?

Actually, he might have. Yesterday’s Times bombshell said it was “unclear” whether anyone at the DOJ knew.
What if he didn’t tell anyone, though? You can understand why he didn’t resign: If he thought a Trump crony would replace him as director, resigning might have made it easier for Trump to thwart the Russia/Flynn investigations, not harder. But why not blow the whistle?
The Times had an answer for that in its story yesterday: “Mr. Comey and his aides perceived Mr. Trump’s comments as an effort to influence the investigation, but they decided that they would try to keep the conversation secret — even from the F.B.I. agents working on the Russia investigation — so the details of the conversation would not affect the investigation.” That suggests Comey feared agents would be intimidated if they learned that the president wanted the Flynn probe ended and might go soft on Flynn because of it. But what if Comey had gone public with what Trump allegedly said to him? The resulting outrage might have forced the agents in the Russia probe to dig even deeper, knowing that the public would be scrutinizing their work to see if they bowed to Trump’s wishes by letting Flynn off the hook. The Bureau’s integrity would have been on the line.
Maybe there’s another explanation. I think Josh Barro’s mostly right: --->
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