James Comey apparently prefers to write memoranda to record important events.
When the then-FBI director met with Donald J. Trump in the White House — and when the president allegedly “asked” Comey to shut down an investigation — Comey wrote it down.
This occurred in February. The Trump administration was just a few days old. Comey was looking into the activities involving the just-fired national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
Fast-forward to this past week. Trump fired Comey from his job as FBI director.
So, is there a connection? Is there linkage between the president’s so-called “request” for Comey to end the Flynn probe and Comey’s dismissal? Are the events tied together?
It looks that way to me. Does it to you? You don’t have to answer.
This is where this latest blockbuster revelation gets its legs. This is how a conversation threatens to swallow the president of the United States.
There are many more dots to connect. What about the former acting attorney general, Sally Yates, who Trump also fired? She warned the president that Flynn could be blackmailed because he had some sort of connection with Russian government officials. Then she’s out! Is there linkage to that dismissal as well to what we are learning today about what the president reportedly sought from the FBI boss?
At this point, absolutely nothing — not a single thing — is going to surprise me as this story continues to evolve.
I will not predict the president is going to pay a hefty political price. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m out of the predicting business.
This story, however, ain’t lookin’ good for the president.