Kaine Raises Prospect of Trump Committing ‘Obstruction of Justice’


Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) suggested on Wednesday that President Donald Trump may have obstructed justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey.

CBS "This Morning" host Charlie Rose asked Kaine whether recent news of Trump's involvement with the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn revealed that Trump committed obstruction of justice.

"What is it that concerns you most about what we've learned in the last 24 or 48 hours and does it approach obstruction of justice?" Rose asked.

"If the facts are as they are alleged, yes it would get close to obstruction of justice," Kaine said.

Kaine proceeded to detail the sequence of events, including Trump allegedly telling Comey to halt his investigation into Flynn and his ties to Russia.

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that a memo from Comey revealed Trump requesting that he drop his investigation into Flynn. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go," Comey recalled Trump saying.

The White House denied that Comey's memo was "a truthful or accurate portrayal of" his and Trump's conversation.

Sam Dorman

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Sam Dorman is a Media Analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Sam worked as a Staff Writer and Research Analyst with the Media Research Center. He can be reached at dorman@freebeacon.com.

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