Fired former FBI Director James Comey has made some damaging accusations against President Donald Trump. One can’t help but wonder if they are the ranting of a man reacting to his public dismissal or are there any grounds to some of his claims. This is what a growing number of congressional Republicans and Democrats are asking. The question is, do they really have legal access to everything said by the President in his private meetings?
Congressional Republicans are increasing pressure on the administration to produce records related to the latest string of controversies involving President Trump, amid flagging confidence in the White House and a growing sense that scandal is overtaking the presidency.
As the White House sought to contain the damage from two major scandals, leaders of two key Senate committees asked the FBI for documents related to former director James B. Comey, who was leading an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election before Trump fired him last week.
At the same time, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) broke his silence on the Comey affair to say lawmakers “need to hear from him as soon as possible in public to respond to the issues that have been raised in recent days.”…
However, if Comey’s claim is true along with the reported memo he wrote that was read over the phone to a media source, then Comey committed a crime and could very well end up spending time in jail. Comey claimed that Trump asked him to stop the investigation of Michael Flynn in conjunction with his Russian connection, but Comey never reported it to the Department of Justice as required by federal law and therefore he may be heading to jail, if proven true.