In a total disaster of a Fox News interview, President Donald Trump admitted to committing the crime of witness tampering.
After saying that he did not tape Comey, Fox News goaded Trump into taking an arrogant victory lap that turned into a confession of a crime.
Fox and Friends host Ainsley Earhardt called Trump’s lie a “smart way” to keep Comey honest during the hearings.
Trump responded, “Well, it wasn’t very stupid. I can tell you that. He did admit that what I said was right, and if you look further back before he heard about that, I think maybe he wasn’t admitting that, so you’ll have to do a little bit of investigative reporting to determine that.”
President Trump went after the special counsel Robert Mueller for being friends with former FBI Director James Comey, and claimed that the investigation is biased against him, “He’s very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome. The people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters. Some of them worked for Hillary Clinton. I mean the whole thing is ridiculous if you want to know the truth, from that standpoint.”
What Trump confessed to with his lie about the tapes met the definition of witness tampering, “Obstruction of justice through an attempt to harass, influence, or intimidate a witness before or after his or her testimony. It is a criminal offense.”
Trump admitted that he tried to get Comey to change his testimony by lying about having tapes. Trump’s tape lie wasn’t a smart move as Fox and Friends claimed. It was the dumbest move that this president could have made. It was also a crime.
In his rush to discredit Comey and the investigation against him, the President Of The United States confessed to committing a crime. The media confessions are piling up, and eventually, they are going to be what gets Trump thrown out of office.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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