Posted by: maboulette | May 10, 2017

Trump Fired Comey After Trump-Russia Suspect Roger Stone Told Him To

Roger Stone

If you’ve spent the past half a day being certain that Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice by firing FBI Director James Comey, but wondering if it can be proven, here’s all the evidence you’re probably going to need. Trump fired Comey after one of his own alleged co-conspirators in the Russia scandal encouraged him to do it.


Buried near the end of a nearly thirty paragraph epistle from Politico yesterday evening is what might be the real lead: Roger Stone, who has long been reported to be one of the key suspects in the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, spent the past week in actively encouraging Donald Trump to fire James Comey. This doesn’t mean that Trump pulled the trigger merely because Stone told him to. But it does mean that he sought the counsel of one of the suspects in an active FBI investigation when it came to firing the head of the FBI. And that’s quite damning.


Roger Stone who has been a long GOP operative has already admitted to having been communicating with the Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0, who stole Democratic Party emails during the campaign, and WikiLeaks, which strategically released those emails to help rig the election in Donald Trump’s favor. That’s landed him near the center of the Trump-Russia scandal.


Stone seems to think he’s off the hook now, having tweeted a graphic of Trump saying “You’re fired” in reality show fashion. But if anything, Trump’s inapt firing of Comey is likely to rush the Russia scandal investigation as this should encourage just enough Republicans in Congress to join the Democrats in taking more decisive action in the scandal. And now Stone had unwittingly helped that cause by admitting that Trump fired Comey after one of the FBI’s targets told him to.

If this was April 1st I would think this is a April Fool’s joke.  Trump just fired the one person who does not have a side and tries to truly be non-partisan.


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