Sarah Huckabee Sanders admits Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice by firing James Comey

Sarah Huckabee Sanders temporarily took over White House Press Secretary duties this week from Sean Spicer, and today she uttered words that may end up being looked back on as having ended Donald Trump’s presidency. During her briefing today, she flat out admitted in exact words that Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because he wanted the Russia investigation to end. There’s a legal term for that. It’s called obstruction of justice.

Here’s what Huckabee Sanders said today when asked about Comey’s firing and the FBI’s investigation into the Donald Trump campaign and Russia: “We want this to come to its conclusion.” Then she added “We think that we’ve actually, by removing Director Comey, taken steps to make that happen” (link). While the president does have the freedom to fire the FBI Director for no particular reason, he cannot do it for the particular reason of trying to sabotage or end an investigation into himself.

This is the equivalent of robbing a bank, running from the police, and then having your spokesman say that you’re running from the police because you want them to stop pursuing you for the bank robbery. Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke words today which will certainly be repeated in upcoming hearings and trials, and may ultimately be etched in history as the moment in which Trump was sunk.

Sean Spicer, as consistently inept and incompetent as he’s been during his four months as White House Press Secretary, at least never said anything that could get Donald Trump impeached. It’s taken Sarah Huckabee Sanders just four days to hand a smoking gun to those trying to prove that Trump is guilty of a crime. Now might be a good time for a reminder that when Richard Nixon resigned, it was because articles of impeachment were being drafted against him that were headlined by charges of obstruction of justice. Help fund Palmer Report

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  1. Betty Seed Woellner on May 11, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    She is a fool. I wonder if Trump regrets disrespecting Intellegence Community when he felt all smug and powerful.

    • babyowl53 on May 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Not a fool at all. Now it is confirmed trump did obstruct the law.

  2. Claudia on May 11, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Great ballot fire, she is next to be gone!!

  3. bobby wiseman on May 11, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    …Hey Sarah. Employee’s @ the F.B.I., 35,000 agents. Did you meet all of them? Admitted it, your Boss and you lied. Impeachment to come…

  4. john ackerby on May 11, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    What she said could create a firestorm but Trump will just say that is not why he fired Comey. He will say that Sanders doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

  5. Eric C. Forat on May 11, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    And here’s hoping this time the articles of impeachment will be for Treason on behalf of Russia, and he will implicate many Repubs, including Pence, for Misprision of Treason…

  6. Andrew on May 11, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    She is awful. One would think a ministers daughter would know the results of continual lying. She just looks filled with hate and contempt for the press and acts like we are all so stupid. Pompous.

  7. XaurreauX on May 12, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Since I make it a point to never impute cleverness to the American voter or courage to Congress, I don’t see Trump going anywhere for awhile.

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