Former FBI Director James Comey gave testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee that discussed encounters that he had with President Donald Trump that raised some flags in his mind. Among them was a conversation where the President brought up the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, where Trump allegedly expressed a desire for Comey to let Flynn go. Another was a discussion where Trump allegedly told Comey that he needs and expects loyalty. Trump and his representatives have denied that he said such things, essentially saying that Comey lied under oath.
LawNewz.com founder Dan Abrams addressed this matter during ABC News’ coverage of the hearing. “If he’s lying, you can charge him with perjury,” Abrams said. “If the position of the President is that James Comey is telling lies to the American public, making up stories about conversations they had, and swearing in front of Congress that he’s gonna tell the truth, then I think that they are obligated to prosecute.”
Indeed, unless Trump’s side of the story is false, there would be a strong perjury case against Comey. Of course, Abrams was skeptical that the Trump administration would follow through on any such measures. “Don’t count on that happening,” he said.
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