The Deep State and the Trump-hating media have declared war on the Trump administration.
Their goal is to drive him from office for committing the crime of defeating their candidates and winning the election.
So they leaked a story and hyped up as the one that could finish Trump off for good.
The New York Times broke a story claiming James Comey had written a memo after a February meeting with Trump where the President supposedly asked him to back off the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
The Times reported:
“President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.
“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.
The existence of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia.
Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo. The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation. An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations.”
But this story only raised more questions about Comey and his conduct.
The source for the Times’ story never provided the memo or proved its existence.
They read it over the phone to the reporters.
Others wondered why Comey sat on this supposedly incriminating information and only released it after he was fired.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) re: @nytimes report. "If this happened the FBI director should have done something about it or quit."
— Natalie Andrews (@nataliewsj) May 16, 2017
If Comey witnessed an impeachable offense, shouldn't he have said something about it himself–and before being fired?
— Ramesh Ponnuru (@RameshPonnuru) May 16, 2017
Writing at Breitbart, Joel Pollack declared that the Times was overhyping their story:
“If anything justifies President Trump’s decision to fire Comey, it would be this effort to leak details of their private conversations to the media with the obvious intention of causing the maximum political damage to the president.
But this dagger is a rather dull blade. It lacks any apparent “quid pro quo” — a sense that Trump was offering something to Comey in exchange for dropping the investigation. Trump had already suggested in January that he would keep Comey on in his job as FBI director; the conversation in the memorandum happened in February.
Moreover, the Times seems to oversell the story, interpreting the word “hope” as a request. Assuming, for the sake of argument, that the Comey memo is accurate, what Trump says — “I hope you can let this go … I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go … He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” — is never actually framed as a request at all. Yet the Times calls it a “request” and an effort to interfere in the investigation.”
And acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified that there has been no interference by the White House in the investigation.
“Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Andrew McCabe told a Senate panel that ongoing investigations at the Bureau—including probes into any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia—are still underway despite the President Trump’s firing of Director James Comey on Tuesday.
“There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date,” McCabe said in response to a question posed by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.”You cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution.”
On @AC360, David Gergen who worked for both Nixon and Clinton, says "I think we're in impeachment territory"
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 17, 2017
Will the Deep State succeed in taking out Trump?
Anti-Trump stories have fallen apart under the slightest scrutiny.
But that won’t stop the so-called “mainstream” media from their bloodthirsty crusade to try and drive Trump from office.