During the much-anticipated James Comey testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday, Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., asked a question of former FBI Director Comey that pretty much shut down the entire Democratic “Trump obstructed justice” narrative.
Democrats are obsessed with proving that President Trump fired Comey to interfere with the ongoing counter-intelligence investigation into Russia’s influence in the 2016 election. They wanted Comey to testify that he believed President Trump asked him to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and then fired him after he refused to do so.
But as Marco Rubio points out in his questioning, if Comey felt inappropriately pressured by Trump at the time, he didn’t do anything about it.
Rubio asks James Comey why he never told Trump that what he was doing was wrong— The Rouser (@RouserNews) June 8, 2017
Comey: I don't know pic.twitter.com/JF8yzlbL02
In fact, as Rubio summarizes, in the three requests President Trump made of Comey, according to Comey’s testimony, Trump did not once tell Comey to end the Russia investigation.
And then Rubio points out that with all the leaked information to the press that supposedly implicates Trump in “Russian activity,” not one of these leaks reported the fact that Donald Trump is not under investigation.
So to summarize what Senator Rubio showed today, President Trump did not attempt to obstruct the Russia investigation. President Trump is not the subject of the Russia investigation. President Trump did not obstruct justice, and there is no cause to impeach him.
Rubio's questioning & comments outstanding; in fact, when he finished, you had to wonder why the hearing continues.— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) June 8, 2017
So what is this hearing about?
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Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.