Gregg Jarrett, legal analyst for Fox news pointed out that Comey’s actions as described in the IG’s report constitutes obstruction of justice and that he could be prosecuted for that . He’s right, Comey could be prosecuted if the Trump administration had a real Attorney General, which we don’t. It’s amazing to see so many crimes being committed and yet no one is doing anything about it.
I would just like to take a minute to correct a misunderstanding people have on this report. The IG did not say there was no evidence of bias or that bias affected the outcome of the investigation. What he said was there was not sufficient evidentuary evidence to make a criminal case. That is why the report is so long. After making that statement, Horowitz then documented the many cases of political bias. In other words, we can’t prosecute but read this and decide for yourself.
Melissa Francis: Gregg is there anything in there that’s criminal?
Gregg Jarrett: Yes, it would be obstruction of justice. You can obstruct your own investigation. There’s a key phrase in the report describing Comey’s conduct. He made “ad hoc decisions based on his personal views.” In other words, he was manipulating the system contorting the law, twisting the facts to reach a pre-determined outcome that he desired. That is arguably a corrupt act under the obstruction of justice statutes.
Although it’s unlikely that Sessions will persue charges against Comey, all of the actions attributed to Comey shows more than enough evidence that his firing was justified. Mueller should now drop any investigation into obstruction of justice as it appplies to Comey.