Russia

Trump Lawyers Back Off Impotent Threat to James Comey

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Trump and his lawyers have accused former FBI director James Comey of illegally leaking the details of his conversations with Trump and they threatened to file a complaint against him, but they're not going to do that.

Why not? Trump's associates are leaking their own version of events to the media, but I suspect they'll never file a complaint because Comey didn't do anything illegal.

A person familiar with the matter told ABC News the legal team’s decision was made so that the Special Counsel Robert Mueller would have space to continue his investigation into Russian election meddling -- which has reportedly expanded to include whether or not Trump obstructed justice -- without the interference or distraction such complaints could create.

Yes, I'm sure Trump's lackeys are very concerned about interfering with Mueller's investigation.

“The complaint to the [Justice Department Inspector General] and the submission to Senate Judiciary regarding Mr. Comey’s public testimony will go forward at the appropriate time,” the source said.

No, it won't.

In addition to do nothing illegal, filing a complaint against Comey in this case may ignite a discovery process that confirms every single thing Comey has said. But that's fake news, right? We wouldn't want to confirm the hoax that Comey is totally guilty of committing.

You can't have it both ways. Comey is either a liar, or you're confirming his version of events by accusing him of leaking accurate details.

  • 1933john

    It’s clear to me that it’s time for the lawyers to lawyer
    up with lawyered up Philadelphia Lawyers, quit fuck’in
    around and get on with lying for the Head Liar!

  • muselet

    There are times I almost—almost—feel sorry for Donald Trump’s saner lawyers. Bad enough to have a pathological liar as a client, but to have as a client a pathological liar who can’t shut his gob for two consecutive minutes must be incredibly frustrating.

    Then I realize the lot of them are crazy people who richly deserve one another, and my sympathy evaporates like the morning dew.

    Oh, and the audience for those theatrical, blustering threats to file complaints against James Comey was The Base. The intent was never to follow through, just to give Fox News Channel another “President Trump Unfairly Attacked!” story.

    –alopecia

    • Draxiar

      It’s can be taken almost as gospel that any threat trump spews out of his face hole is an idle one. People are on to his bark-no-bite methods and they’re blowing him off and basically saying, “Yeah? Come at me!”

  • ninjaf

    You and your “words have meaning” elitist mentality!
    /snark