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User Info Comey Memo? Or Seth Rich? Or Classified Data?; entered at 2017-05-17 13:42:08
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Registered: 2007-06-26
Comey was soon fired. Not a threat? That subsequent event makes this possibility a hard sell.

Nope. Sorry, but it doesn't work that way. You have to prove the threat; there has to be, at a criminal level, the "or else" for it to be actionable.

That's the essence of obstruction; you are taking an action to obstruct an official act. Yes, I understand that people may BELIEVE there was obstruction but "belief" is not a crime; you need to PROVE it.

None of this matters for IMPEACHMENT since impeachment is a political process, not a criminal one, but it does for INDICTMENT.
Then we will see "what."

Utterly irrelevant.

Again, the President has plenary authority to share classified data with whoever he believes he needs to in order to further his job. That is unreviewable and again, the only remedy if someone is sufficiently hacked off about it is a political process -- again, impeachment.

I remind you (again) that Obama did this repeatedly and often with various parties on the world stage for the same general reason -- terrorism interdiction -- and not one word was said about it.

That Russia has a terrorist problem of their own, and that it's linked to Daesh, is well-known and public. For Trump to share information that would assist them and us both in combating that is not only normal and expected the outrage would be if he DIDN'T.
2017-05-17 13:42:08