Dan Abrams: Comey Memos ‘Are Devastating to President Trump’
Mediaite founder and ABC News Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams said on Good Morning America Friday James Comey‘s newly-released memos suggest President Donald Trump is lying about his conversations with the former FBI director.
House Republicans released the former FBI director’s memos Thursday night, and they shed light on conversations Comey had with Trump before his firing last year. Trump responded by claiming the memos prove there was no collusion during the 2016 election.
Abrams pointed out that the memos detail conversations that Trump has said never even occurred:
“If you take the Comey memos at their word, they’re devastating to President Trump with regard to whether he’s telling the truth. He wrote these at the time — let’s remember when these memos were written — they were written at a time when James Comey presumably wasn’t worried about his job. And they detail conversations the president says never happened. If these conversations did happen, and it sure looks like they did based on these contemporary memos, it means that the president is lying.”
When Comey first began speaking out on his conversations with Trump after his firing last year, the president contested his account of the interactions, and threatened to release “tapes” of them. Trump did not contest the contents of Comey’s memos on Thursday night, instead arguing in his tweet that they do not prove he colluded with Russians.
Abrams also analyzed news on the Department of Justice’s Inspector General criminal referral for Andrew McCabe. He said it was a “dangerous situation” for the former FBI deputy director.
“Andrew McCabe needs to be concerned,” Abrams concluded.
Watch above, via ABC.
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