CNN’s Chris Cuomo has apparently decided there is no need to investigate any further, he has determined that President Donald Trump “clearly interfered” with the Russian investigation.
“We are living a very big moment right now,” Cuomo said Thursday morning on CNN. “How will lawmakers respond to the president’s clear intent to influence this Russia investigation, even after the appointment of a special counsel?”
What clear intent? What evidence? Innocent until proven guilty?
Critics charge Trump with firing former FBI Director James Comey because the FBI’s Russia investigation was getting too close for comfort. However, several committees have analyzed possible collusion between Trump associates and Russia, but have nothing to show for it.
Apart from the firing of Comey himself, which wouldn’t stop the investigation, all we have so far is media claiming there’s a memo that no one has seen that supposedly contains Comey’s thoughts in a meeting. We haven’t even heard from Comey that such a memo exists or why he didn’t report it if in fact there was na effort to interfere as he would have been required to do.
On the other hand we have actual testimony from the FBI acting director Andrew McCabe who testified under oath that there hasn’t been any effort to interfere in the investigation from the White House.
Obviously clear enough intent for Cuomo, but in this country we don’t convict on innuendo, unlike CNN.
But yes, let’s talk about actual intent to influence an investigation.
We don’t even have to talk about the totally coincidental meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, just to talk about their grandchildren of course.
We can look to former President Barack Obama pronouncing a priori that Hillary Clinton had not endangered any national security with her email scandal, despite the fact that he wasn’t supposed to be inserting himself in the case. In so doing, he undercut the Clinton FBI investigation, to help his political candidate.
Those statements angered F.B.I. agents who have been working for months to determine whether Mrs. Clinton’s email setup did in fact put any of the nation’s secrets at risk, according to current and former law enforcement officials.
But that was Obama, not Trump. So it doesn’t count…