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Sarah Sanders Says Trump's AG Will Decide Whether Comey Should Be Arrested
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=48680"><span class="small">Frank Dale, ThinkProgress</span></a>   
Sunday, 26 May 2019 13:21

Dale writes: "The White House won't rule out prosecuting President Donald Trump's adversaries."

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. (photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. (photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)


Sarah Sanders Says Trump's AG Will Decide Whether Comey Should Be Arrested

By Frank Dale, ThinkProgress

26 May 19


"We're going to let the attorney general make that determination as he gets to the conclusion of this investigation."

he White House won’t rule out prosecuting President Donald Trump’s adversaries.

During an interview on NBC’s Meet The Press on Sunday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Attorney General William Barr will decide whether former FBI director James Comey could face criminal charges from Trump’s Justice Department.

“We’re going to let the attorney general make that determination as he gets to the conclusion of this investigation,” said Sanders of the president’s decision to give Barr broad new powers to investigate the investigation of Trump’s campaign.

“We certainly expect the people that were responsible and that were part of this unprecedented obstruction and corruption at the FBI, those people should certainly be held responsible and be held accountable,” added Sanders. “And the president expects that to take place.”

The investigation that Trump wants to investigate is the legitimate probe into Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election that passed into the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Sanders would not say whether Trump would accept Barr’s findings if they exonerated the president’s opponents, claiming with no evidence that “we already know about some wrongdoing” regarding the probe of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

Trump falsely accused Comey and several other former FBI employees of treason — which is punishable by death — during a bizarre news conference on Thursday.

Former national security officials have expressed concerns that the president’s move to let his attorney general declassify information about the Russia investigation could jeopardize U.S. intelligence sources and methods.

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0 # johnescher 2019-05-26 14:20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlt3rA-oDao
 
 
+22 # BetaTheta 2019-05-26 19:05
Shades of Stalin, complete with the "enemies of the people" line.
 
 
-6 # Robbee 2019-05-27 09:43
Quoting BetaTheta:
Shades of Stalin, complete with the "enemies of the people" line.

- as robbee always says - "fuck the fbi, and all our repuke intelligence services, if they can't take a joke!"
 
 
+9 # janie1893 2019-05-27 00:26
By the time he gets back from Japan, Trump will have forgotten that he accused anyone of treason and, of course, he will think all the rest of us should have forgotten as well!! How dare we ask him what he meant by a comment he won't remember making!!
 
 
+19 # Carol R 2019-05-27 03:27
"Trump falsely accused Comey and several other former FBI employees of treason — which is punishable by death — during a bizarre news conference on Thursday."

Trump is feeling more and more frustrated because his whims are being blocked by the courts and many investigations continue to look into his illegal business practices.

His verbiage is destructive to our democracy. He is a want-to-be dictator who worships other dictators around the world but alienates our allies. His ignorance and hatred is monumental.
 
 
+20 # ChrisCurrie 2019-05-27 04:01
Donald Trump and William Barr are acting like paid agents of Vladimir Putin!!! William Barr is clearly committing crimes and violating his Oath of Office. He and Donald Trump are the one who should be jailed.
 
 
+2 # Caliban 2019-05-29 10:37
Good comment, ChrisCurrie.

But why not delete the "acting like" from your first sentence and make the sentence even more precise?
 
 
+4 # RLF 2019-05-27 05:44
While congress twiddles it's thumbs!
 
 
-18 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-05-27 05:51
I really don't believe that any high level FBI or CIA officer -- Comey, Brennan, McCabe -- will ever go to prison or even be indicted. We will have an investigation but the conclusion will be just like what Hillary and Trump got -- a long cover up report that concludes that the case can't be made for indictment.

Comey, Brennan, and all the rest of the regime change conspirators really should get prison terms but they won't. Barr will protect them. His job is to put all this palace coup in the past. It is just too close to the truth of how the FBI and CIA really work. It is better that Americans don't see the truth of what these two criminal organizations are.
 
 
+10 # jellyroll 2019-05-27 08:54
Even Maduro hasn't arrested Guaido, though he certainly has just cause. No fan of Comey but this is outrageous.
 
 
0 # MikeAF48 2019-05-29 08:32
This is a joke not to be taken seriously. Right before our very eyes Trump jr. back from Russia and guess who was their at the airport lobby reading the paper, Robert Mueller as little trump jr. ran to the phone to talk to daddy. Also when Barr received the report he was ordered to hand it over to the White House and guess who was their? Robert Mueller both missions are on film. So listen up big guy Trump its only a matter of time and your ass is grass.