Time to Make America Great Again

by AMIL IMANI June 23, 2017

I watched Comey's testimony gavel to gavel coverage, and I thought he was being dishonest based on the hesitancy in which he both gave answers in addition to his body language.

There were myriad signs that he was not being truthful. His agenda was clear: Hit Trump and hit him hard. Now, Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction, but there is no proof of same. It's a "he-said-he-said" situation unless Trump really does have tapes.

But, people are missing the statutory and legal definition of obstruction. Saying he hoped that the Flynn case could be handled with empathy does not rise to the level of obstruction. For true obstruction, the following must be proven:

1. Is "hoping" obstruction? No. Comey's interpretation that it was "a direction" from Trump is his opinion. Trump never ordered him to stop the investigation, and the conversation was held in private, so again, there's no proof, and more telling is that the investigation continues.

2. There must be some element of corruption involved under the law. Had Trump actually asked that the investigation into him be stopped because Flynn was about to be indicted or had been indicted, there would have possibly been some element of corruption involved.

3. Trump is a New Yorker and with the way people like him speak, "hope" means exactly that: "I hope you can go easy on Flynn. He's a good man" is not corruption by any measure. There is not even an inference that Trump interfered with the investigation.

4. Once again, the Washington Post story that Trump was being investigated comes from anonymous sources. Is he really being investigated for obstruction? We don't know, but I do know that one of the far-left lawyers hired by the special counsel has a very broad definition of obstruction. He will lose that argument because the relevant statutes are very clear about what constitutes obstruction.

We know that Bill Clinton lied under oath. We don't have any evidence that Trump tried to obstruct the Flynn investigation. It's Comey's word against his. The possible misjudgment Trump made was to tell the NBC reporter that Comey was fired over his handling of the Russia investigation. He should have said that the memo from the Assistant Attorney General, Rosenstein, the letter from Sessions and Comey's ineptitude and grandstanding should have been the reasons for his dismissal. Also, Trump never should have let Gen. Flynn go. He should have stood by him and allowed the MSM to have its full blown nervous breakdown.

That said, nothing Comey says he said rises to the level of obstruction under the appropriate statutes.

Importantly, had Comey determined that Trump had engaged in obstruction, he is mandated by law to report it to Congress or a judge. He met with his top advisors and determined that Trump had not engaged in obstruction, so he did not report it. If he really believed that "hope" was a direct order, he is in legal jeopardy for not reporting it.

As postulated upon, perhaps someone should suggest President Trump tone down his tweets and does not provide unnecessary ammunition to the opposing side. On the other hand, it is for those same reasons the American people are in love with Trump, and also because he speaks directly to us and tells it like it is.

As the ousted FBI Director James Comey stated:

"There should be no fuzz on this whatsoever. The Russians interfered in our election during the 2016 cycle. They did it with purpose, they did it with sophistication. They did it with overwhelming technical efforts and measures driven from the top of that government," he declared.

"It's not a close call. That happened. That's about as unfake as you can possibly get and it is very, very serious, which is why it's so refreshing to see a bipartisan focus on that. Because this is about America.

To reiterate, events such as this, with any foreign government is pretty routine and the US has done the same. Obama tried to influence the elections in at least eight other countries while he was in office. So, Comey's assertion is absurd.

Trump has repeatedly claimed the probe was a hoax and fake news. Thus far, President Trump has been right. There is not a shred of evidence that Russia ever affected the results of 2016 Presidential election. Every leak comes from "unnamed sources."

It is time to put this prolonged "hoax" behind us and start Making America Great Again.

FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Amil Imani is an Iranian-American writer, poet, satirist, novelist, essayist, literary translator, public speaker and political analyst who has been writing and speaking out about the danger of radical Islam both in America and internationally. He has become a formidable voice in the United States against the danger of global jihad and Islamization of America. He maintains a website at www.amilimani.com. Imani is the author of the riveting book Obama Meets Ahmadinejad and the thriller Operation Persian Gulf.

Imani has been educating Americans regarding the danger of radical Islam, and has encouraged democracy for Iran and helping the Iranian people. His numerous articles about radical Islam have been published in many newspapers and magazines around the world as well as in thousands of Internet magazines, websites and blogs. Imani's writings can be found on his website Amilimani.com. He is a regular go-to-guy on the Iranian issues on BBC World News. He is also 2010 honoree of EMET: "the Speaker of the Truth Award" at the Capitol Hill.


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