Former FBI Director James Comey has some splainin’ to do.
The New York Times reported that he wrote a memo a few months back that alleged President Trump asked him to halt the investigation into Michael Flynn due to political reasons. Information about the memo was leaked by an anonymous “source” (likely Comey himself) to the Times, who then published it in an effort to smear the President.
However, if the memo is true, then Comey committed perjury on May 3, when he testified under oath that nobody has ever asked him to end any investigations for political reasons because the memo and his testimony can’t both be factual. So which is it?
Below is his previous testimony:
Comey confirmed to Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) that in theory, the Attorney General or senior officials at the Department of Justice could stop a FBI investigation, but that it “would be a big deal” for someone to tell the FBI to stop investigating “without an appropriate purpose.”
“But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal. It’s not happened in my experience.”
But the New York Times says that President Trump allegedly did exactly that in February, causing Comey to write a memo about it. So what changed over the past three months?
Again, either the memo is true or his testimony is true, so Comey has some explaining to do.