Trump vs. FBI?

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  1. jpietrzak8 macrumors 65816

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    Vox has an article out now, saying that the obstruction of justice element of Mueller's investigation may have some real meat to chew on; it seems that many FBI leaders are being informed that they may be treated as witnesses.

    Two senior federal law enforcement officials have told me that the new revelations illustrate why they believe the potential case against Trump is stronger than outsiders have thought.

    “What you are going to have is the potential for a powerful obstruction case,” a senior law enforcement official said. “You are going to have the [former] FBI director testify, and then the acting director, the chief of staff to the FBI director, the FBI’s general counsel, and then others, one right after another. This has never been the word of Trump against what [James Comey] has had to say. This is more like the Federal Bureau of Investigation versus Donald Trump.”​

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-poli...er-obstruction-case-stronger-trump-surrogates
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    This article doesn't really present any facts that weren't previously public, does it?
     
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    Guys there's nothing to see here, Mueller calling in a grand jury as part of his investigation is just for show. FAKE NEWS, BAD...... SAD.
     
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    No, I don't believe so. The new element is that, according to the two (anonymous) sources talking to Vox, several FBI leaders have said they been informed (by Andrew McCabe) that they should prepare to be asked to testify to Mueller's probe:

    Among those who McCabe and other law enforcement officials have privately believed are potential witnesses are six of the highest-ranking officials of the agency: They include McCabe himself; Jim Rybicki, Comey’s chief of staff; James Baker, the general counsel of the FBI; David Bowdich, who as the FBI’s associate director is the agency’s third-highest official; and Carl Ghattas, the head of the FBI’s national security division and a legal adviser to McCabe. McCabe was deputy director of the FBI until May, when he became acting director after President Trump fired Comey.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and a third senior Justice Department official are believed by law enforcement officials to be crucial fact witnesses in the obstruction probe. Their testimony is likely to support Comey and harm Trump, according to investigators and outside experts.​

    So, no new facts, but perhaps we have now left the realm of a he-said / he-said argument between just Donald Trump and James Comey.
     
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    To complete a proper investigation he would need a grand jury.
     

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