It was reported this afternoon by the New York Times that recently fired FBI Director James Comey had been asked by President Donald Trump to end the investigation into ex-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The news comes out as there are concerns that the president fired Comey due to the Trump/Russia investigation, something Trump seemed to admit to during his interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt.
Following this breaking news, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin claimed that this pretty much shows that Trump is obstructing justice, something that has been brought up more and more when it comes to the Comey firing.
“Three words — obstruction of justice,” Toobin noted. “Telling the FBI director to close down an investigation of your senior campaign adviser for his activities during your campaign for president, if that’s true, that is obstruction of justice.”
Toobin went on, “Why do you think Director Comey wrote a memo to the file about it? Because he was so appalled that a President of the United States would behave in this way.”
This isn’t the first time Toobin has suggested that the termination of Comey was “obstruction of justice.” During a debate on CNN yesterday, he brought it up while also stating that it was a “grave abuse of presidential power.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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