A former Department of Justice spokesperson claims that Former FBI Director James Comey may have started building a case against the president long before he was fired on May 9.
Matthew Miller, who served as the DOJ’s Director of the Office of Public Affairs, suggested that Comey has created a paper trail of his interaction with President Trump. He was proven correct when it came to light that Comey had written a memo indicating Trump instructed him to close an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
“I keep wondering, something in the back of my head keeps saying to me, maybe Comey was actually trying to build an obstruction-of-justice case against the president here,” Miller said, “If you’re trying to build an obstruction-of-justice case, you might want the president to keep talking, because everything he does is digging a deeper legal hole for himself,”
According to the Daily Caller:
While Miller said it is standard practice for an FBI director to record potentially inappropriate conversations and behaviour, Comey could have taken a different approach when speaking with the president.
He explained that when Trump allegedly made the request to end the investigation of Flynn in February, Comey could have immediately warned the president that the conversation was inappropriate and that a request like that should never be made again.
He also speculated that Comey may have stayed on, instead of resigning as Trump’s FBI director, in order to dig that hole a little deeper. “Comey might have wanted him to keep talking to see what he says,” he posited.
Miller implied that more documents might be leaked in the future, saying that Comey’s “entire history shows that he likes to be at the centre of attention.”