Thursday, June 8, 2017
Comey testimony clouds over Trump -- Trump Acts Like Mob Boss
At USA Today| In former FBI director James Comey's account, Donald Trump comes across more like a mob boss than a newly sworn president. In their one-on-one meetings, Trump demands loyalty. He treats the FBI directorship, a 10-year term designed to preserve independence, like a patronage job. He pressures Comey to publicly clear him. When that doesn't happen, the president abruptly fires the FBI director in humiliating fashion.
Most disturbingly, by Comey's telling in a statement released Wednesday, Trump tries to obstruct an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had just been dismissed for lying about communications with the Russians. In a scene that sounds like something out of The Godfather, Trump clears the Oval Office of everyone except Comey. “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy," Comey quotes the president as saying.
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