The final chapters of the Trump-Russia saga are drawing near, and it looks as if Special Counsel Robert Mueller has hit paydirt when it comes to conclusive evidence of Donald Trump’s criminal actions.
A blockbuster new report from investigative journalist Murray Waas suggests that top White House aides and confidential documents prove Trump’s guilt on obstruction of justice and other crimes beyond a shadow of a doubt:
“Several people who have reviewed a portion of this evidence say that, based on what they know, they believe it is now all but inevitable that the special counsel will complete a confidential report presenting evidence that President Trump violated the law.”
Much of the obstruction evidence centers around the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who was dismissed by the president when he allegedly refused to pledge loyalty to Trump or back off an investigation into disgraced National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Waas notes:
“The central incident in the case that the president obstructed justice was provided by former FBI Director James B. Comey, who testified that Trump pressed Comey, in a private Oval Office meeting on February 14, 2017, to shut down an FBI criminal investigation of Trump’s former national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. ‘I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,’ Comey has testified the president told him.”
The president and his attorneys have repeatedly asserted that Trump had no way of knowing Flynn was under criminal investigation when he made the comments to Comey. But a confidential White House memo suggests that to be untrue:
“A confidential White House memorandum, which is in the special counsel’s possession, explicitly states that when Trump pressured Comey he had just been told by two of his top aides—his then chief of staff Reince Priebus and his White House counsel Don McGahn—that Flynn was under criminal investigation.”
And that would make the obstruction of justice case against Trump a slam dunk, providing all the evidence necessary to impeach and/or prosecute him.
Waas also discovered that both Priebus and McGahn told Mueller that they had indeed told Trump of the FBI investigation into Flynn prior to his meeting with Comey when he asked the FBI chief to back off the probe of his national security adviser.
The simple fact is that while Trump has railed about a “deep state” conspiracy against him, the most damning evidence was provided by the people closest to him who refused to take the fall for a man as corrupt as the current, illegitimate president.