The Hill’s John Solomon thoroughly debunked the media’s newest anti-Trump ‘obstruction’ obsession this week; saying Lester Holt’s interviews with the President and James Comey show the media “can weave” one narrative for public opinion that would never “fly in the court of law.”
“For most of the past two years, many of my colleagues in the news media have pointed to a single statement in President Trump’s now infamous May 2017 interview with NBC News’s Lester Holt as the best evidence that the president intended to obstruct the Russia probe when he fired then-FBI Director James Comey,” writes Solomon.
“That soundbite was revived by TV networks after Barr announced his decision not to pursue obstruction charges two weeks ago,” he added. “In retrospect, Holt’s interviews of Trump and Comey — two years apart — provide a powerful example of how the media can weave one narrative in the court of public opinion that would never fly in a court of law.”
Read Solomon’s full report at The Hill.
DEVELOPING: House Judiciary Committee Opens ‘Obstruction Probe’ into Trump Administration
The House Judiciary Committee officially launched a probe into potential “obstruction of justice” accusations against the Trump administration Monday; seeking material and documents from over 60 individuals connected with the White House.
“The House Judiciary Committee will seek documents from more than 60 people and organizations as it begins investigations into possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Donald Trump,” reports Reuters.
“We are going to initiate investigations into abuses of power, into corruption … and into obstruction of justice,” said Democratic chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler. “It’s our job to protect the rule of law.”
“It’s very clear that the president obstructed justice,” Nadler added. “Before you impeach somebody, you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen.”
“They’re setting a whole new course because there’s no collusion so they want to build something else,” said GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
Read the full report at Reuters.
COMEY CHAOS: Giuliani Suggests ‘PROSECUTING COMEY’ if FBI Spied on Trump
President Trump’s newest lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani didn’t hold back when commenting on recent revelations the FBI may have spied on the Trump campaign; saying if true James Comey should be “prosecuted.”
Giuliani was speaking with Fox News Thursday when he was asked to comment on new accusations the FBI had an “inside man” interacting with the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 race for the White House.
If Comey was involved, said Giuliani, “he should be prosecuted… If there’s a spy, they got nothing from it.”
President Trump weighed-in on the revelations Thursday, saying we are “now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history.”
“Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History…and there is still No Collusion and No Obstruction. The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!”
Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History…and there is still No Collusion and No Obstruction. The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2018