Jeffrey Toobin On Trump-Comey Chat: ‘Obstruction Of Justice’

Toobin is one of the most well known constitutional scholars:

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin is continuing to make strong statements about President Donald Trump’s meeting with fired FBI director James Comey.

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the president asked Comey to end the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The bombshell accusation is based on a memo Comey reportedly wrote shortly after the meeting. If true, Toobin says, it presents a very simple legal case against Trump.

“Three words — obstruction of justice,” Toobin said Tuesday to Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room.

He explained further: “Telling the FBI director to close down an investigation of your senior campaign adviser for his activities during your campaign for president, if that’s true, that is obstruction of justice.”

Bernie Sanders on Trump Impeachment: “I’m not There at This Point”

During a CNN Townhall Bernie Sanders said he was not calling for the impeachment of President Trump. On whether an investigation will lead to grounds for impeachment: “maybe it will, maybe it won’t.”

That was a typical politician answer. At this point the moral and legal case against Donald Trump is overwhelming. Sanders said Trump lies all the time. He also admitted he was disturbed by recent revelations surrounding the releasing of classified information by Trump in meetings with Russian diplomats at the White House. What more evidence do you need, Bernie?

Another independent Senator thinks there is a case to be made for impeachment:

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said Tuesday that impeachment of President Donald Trump is a growing possibility, if reports are true that he asked former FBI Director James Comey to end the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
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McCain: Trump scandals reaching ‘Watergate size and scale’

Little by little Republicans in Congress are going to come around to the idea impeachment for Trump. Many of them never liked the fake Republican in the first place. McCain, in particular, wants revenge for what The Donald said about him during the presidential campaign last year:

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) reportedly said Tuesday that scandals within President Trump’s administration are reaching a “Watergate size and scale.”

Some Republicans just pretend not to know:

I want to begin by asking you about a story that The New York Times has just posted about a memo, a contemporaneous memo that former FBI Director James Comey wrote after a meeting with the president on the day that Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser.

He quotes the president as asking him to let the investigation into Flynn go: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.”

He interprets it, Mr. Comey interprets it as asking for an FBI investigation not to go forward.

Do you have any reaction to this?

SEN. JAMES RISCH, R-Idaho: Haven’t seen it. Don’t know anything about it. Haven’t read it. And before I comment on it, I want a lot more — I would want to know a lot more about it than what I do. But thanks for asking.