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Mueller Has Copy Of Unsent Trump Letter Detailing Reason For Comey Firing: NYT

"The May letter had been met with opposition from Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, who believed that some of its contents were problematic."

And the hits just keep coming. Two days after it emerged that Robert Mueller has teamed up with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in what certainly looks like an effort to circumvent Trump's pardon power by pursuing a state case against Paul Manafort, The New York Times reports that "Bobby Three Sticks" has gotten ahold of a draft letter the President intended to send to James Comey. Here are the high points from The Times' piece: The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has obtained a letter that President Trump and a top political aide drafted in the days before Mr. Trump fired the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, which explains the president’s rationale for why he planned to dismiss the director. The May letter had been met with opposition from Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, who believed that some of its contents were problematic, according to interviews with a dozen administration officials and others briefed on the matter. Mr. McGahn successfully blocked the president from sending Mr. Comey the letter, which Mr. Trump had composed with Stephen Miller, one of the president’s top political advisers. A different letter, written by the deputy
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3 comments on “Mueller Has Copy Of Unsent Trump Letter Detailing Reason For Comey Firing: NYT

  1. Marty says:

    The NYT article states: “Mr. Comey later confirmed in testimony to Congress in June that he had told the president that he was not under investigation, but said he didn’t make that public because the status could change in the future.”

    True enough, Comey told the president that he was not under investigation, but I don’t believe for a second that he could ever make a public statement early this year that the president was not under investigation.

    Back then words as the president “was not under investigation,” was false and Comey knew it. Who was at the top of the “Trump Campaign,” organizational chart? Trump. Who was being investigated? Men working directly for Trump. Men that were under investigation who answered directly to Trump, or men that answered to those that answered directly to Trump. Given Trump’s penchant for control, there’s little doubt that starting last year when the Russians, the “Trump Campaign” and the issue of hacking and the suspect elections arose together with Trump’s mind boggling attitude towards Putin, the FBI, CIA, NSA, intelligence communities listed Trump as suspect #1.

  2. anon internet commenter says:

    Reading the photocopy of the unsent letter which is found at the bottom of the article, I couldn’t find one reference to Russia, Putin, or the recent presidential election. It’s just a convoluted pseudo rationale to say that Comey was doing a bad job. Maybe there is more to the letter?

    While I won’t be surprised if Mueller does find evidence that Trump knew, or even approved, of Russian meddling in the campaign, this letter will not have been the lead that put him on track.

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