The media is drooling over the leaked memo of former FBI Director James Comey which claimed Trump had tried to shut down the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
They believe Trump committed a crime and impeachment is around the corner.
But there’s just one problem with their narrative and it’s all Barack Obama’s fault.
The New York Times reported on the memo:
“President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.
“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.
The existence of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia.
Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo. The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation. An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations.”
The media immediately began huffing and puffing about impeachment.
But during the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server, Barack Obama declared her innocent four times.
@Uncle_Jimbo Obama declared Hillary innocent 4 times during Comey email probe
— Rowan Scarborough (@RoScarborough) May 17, 2017
Obama also declared the IRS targeting Tea Party groups for harassment a fake scandal.
You mean when President Obama publicly declared Hillary didn’t break the law & the IRS scandal wasn’t real, as both were being investigated? https://t.co/fWUFAPkFxw
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) May 17, 2017
Obama routinely interfered in investigations.
And the media sat back and yawned.
But because of their hatred for Trump, they are sinking their teeth into every rumor and using it to drive the narrative that the administration is swamped with scandal.
Yet Obama would flatly declare the conclusions of an investigation before they were completed.
Of course, the press gave Obama a total pass – despite his on-the-record statements of interfering with multiple investigations.
Even if you are to believe Comey’s memo, Trump never ordered him to back off the Flynn investigation.
It’s not even clear whether the Comey memo is accurate and the press is running 100 miles an hour with stories about impeachment.
But the press no longer cares about truth, accuracy, or honesty.
Their mantra is “get Trump at all costs.”