Did Trump Just Admit to Felony Obstruction?
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2017-12-02 13:15 by Karl Denninger
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Did Trump Just Admit to Felony Obstruction?
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Oh oh....

 by tickerguy

Two dumb things here.  First, Trump is stupid enough to own and use an iPhone.

But second, and not-at-all tongue-in-cheek, is the content of this tweet.

If Trump fired Flynn knowing Flynn had lied to the FBI and then attempted to get Comey to drop the investigation into Flynn's conduct (which he has also admitted to doing, which there is documentary evidence of, and which occurred after he fired Flynn) then Trump knew at the time he asked Comey to "let it go" that Flynn had committed a felony offense.

Does that meet the formal definition of Obstruction of Justice?

Sure looks like it to me, and Trump just appears to have admitted it in public.

Mueller no longer needs to prove why Trump fired Comey as the President just admitted to having actual knowledge of a felony crime and it is known that after he fired Flynn he attempted to get the investigation into said crime killed as the Comey memo on same is both contemporaneous and a legally-admissible official record.

Oops.

PS: Nixon, anyone?  Oh, and if you're wondering why Mueller would give Flynn a "get out of jail free" card when he likely has a number of things he can get him on and the lying alone is enough to lock him up you may have just discovered why Mueller was perfectly happy to let Flynn walk.

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