After Donald Trump fired him, former FBI Director James Comey delayed his already-scheduled testimony before Congress for a couple reasons. First, he insisted that it be in public so he could get the real story directly to the American public. Second, he wanted to meet with newly appointed Trump-Russia investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller first. But now all systems are a go, and it’s been confirmed that his testimony will include at least one bombshell.
First came the confirmation that James Comey will testify before the Senate Intel Committee on Thursday, June 8th, at 10:00am in public hearings (link). Now comes confirmation that Comey will indeed testify that Donald Trump pressured him into ending the FBI’s investigating into Trump campaign members (link). It’s been long reported that Comey had kept memos documenting this. But now everyone will get to hear it straight from Comey’s mouth.
In other words, the former Director of the FBI will be informing the American public that the sitting President of the United States committed obstruction of justice. It should end up being the watershed moment of the Trump-Russia scandal, and a turning point that could send Donald Trump further spiraling downward.
Moreover, at this point there doesn’t appear to be much that Trump can do to prevent Comey from testifying against him. Trump doesn’t appear to have any allies on the Senate Intel Committee who would be willing to run interference for him. And it’s not as if Trump can threaten to fire Comey, because he’s already done that. Comey has nothing more to lose, and Trump has plenty to lose. Get your popcorn ready. If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report