- But on the real, in what ways did Comey’s testimony that Trump was not personally under investigation change your opinion of the situation? Or in what way does it reinforce what you previously believed about the FBI’s larger investigation?
- Outside of the political implications, it’s been revealed that several of Trump’s staff had meetings with Russian officials which they failed to disclose on the national security clearance forms. Assuming that the meetings were entirely innocent, how do you justify the oversight by several members of this administration? Or more plainly, even if the rule was stupid, a bunch of people broke it. Does that bother you, and if not, why?
- Given the number and variety of the investigations currently taking place (the initial investigation into Russian interference into the election, Russian ties to the Trump administration, and now Trump’s possible obstruction of justice for the Comey firing), do you feel as confident in Trump’s ability to lead a body as large and complex as the U.S. Federal Government?
- No one thought Trump fired Comey because Trump was under investigation. We think Trump fired Comey because Comey wouldn’t end the investigation into Russian ties with the Trump campaign. We think this because Trump said it on national television. Explain?
- But, really, how?
- OK, OK, OK, no more jokes. Let’s get back to the real questions. Both Gov. Christie and Dead Eyed Rep. Ryan (sorry, last one I promise) have claimed that if Trump inadvertently obstructed justice by exerting his influence on Comey, he only did so because he’s new to this political game. Does that reassure you about Trump’s motives? Does it make you question his ethics?
- Let’s assume for the sake of the question that Trump didn’t intend to obstruct justice and was in fact unaware of the legal and moral implications of his conversations with Comey. How does that change the situation for you? If he broke the law inadvertently, does that change the degree of the offense?
- But back to his intention for a second, if Trump wasn’t aware that he was doing something either illegal or unethical, why do you believe he asked everyone to clear the room before he spoke with Comey about the investigation into Michael Flynn?
- And lastly, one of the other strategies put forth is that if Comey’s testimony is accurate, and Trump did say the words “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go,” Trump wasn’t actually putting pressure on Comey, he was just announcing his feelings on the issue. If this theory is true, how do you reconcile this with the fact that Comey was later fired, and the reason Trump gave was the ongoing Russia investigation? How do you feel that the latter doesn’t prove the former?
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