AMAC head calls for end of hearings
In unprecedented testimony before the Senate panel looking into the so-called Russian connection, former FBI director James Comey admitted leaking information to a friend to give it to the Press.
In an apparent act of retaliation for being fired by President Trump, he said the reason he leaked the information was to stimulate the appointment of a special prosecutor.
Comey offered no proof of President Trump obstructing justice, instead he testified the President never asked him to end the Russian investigation.
Interestingly, noted attorney and Law Professor Alan Dershowitz points out in a recent column that even if Trump had asked him- that our President has the constitutional authority to do so. In fact Dershowitz writes “…many Presidents – from Adams to Lincoln, to Roosevelt, to Kennedy, to Bush 1 and to Obama- have directed the Justice department with regard to investigations.The history is clear, the precedents are clear, the Constitutional structure is clear, and common sense is clear.”
At the same time while he attempted to justify leaking information on Trump, Comey admitted the meeting on the tarmac at the airport between his boss, Attorney General Lynch and former President Bill Clinton during the investigation of the Hillary Clinton emails, gave him a “queasy feeling”. He testified that Attorney General Lynch directed him to refer to the Clinton probe as a “matter” and not to use the word “investigation”.
Comey failed to say why he didn’t see this meeting as a possible obstruction of justice, nor did he say why he didn’t feel the need to call for a special prosecutor in that case.
Today’s hearings prompted Dan Weber, president and CEO of AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, to call for an end of these hearings. “The House and Senate have had their hearings, now they should avoid wasting time on this matter and get to the more important issues, Health Care and Tax Reform.” Weber said. “There are still 28 million Americans without any health insurance and we have an excellent plan to solve the problems, but right now everyone is distracted.”