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Sun May 21, 2017, 01:35 PM

GOP Sen. Sasse: 'A lot that's troubling' in events around Comey's firing

Source: ABC News

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said there's "a lot that's troubling" in the events surrounding President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

The senator was asked by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday about recent reports that Trump had asked Comey for his loyalty, told the FBI chief to let go of a probe of his former national security adviser and, according to The New York Times, told Russian officials after firing Comey that the pressure was now "off."

"There's obviously a lot that's troubling about that," Sasse responded. "There's also a lot that we don't know yet and I want to underscore how good it is for America that Bob Mueller has this position," he said, referring to former FBI director Robert Mueller's appointment as Justice Department special counsel over the probe of Russia's election meddling and possible ties to Trump associates.

"This is a decorated Marine through to U.S. attorney to head of the criminal division to bipartisan applauded head of the FBI for 12 years," Sasse said of Mueller. "Lots of good stuff for the American people to put hope in about the fact that Bob Mueller is going to conduct that investigation."

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/gop-sen-sasse-lot-troubling-events-comeys-firing/story?id=47540465



He may be a former Never Trumpster, but Sasse will still vote in support of Trump over 90 percent of the time.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:55 PM

1. Sasse is getting heat from the Folks in

 

Lincoln and Omaha,which tend to vote Democrat,just covering his ass.

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Sun May 21, 2017, 02:01 PM

2. Obstruction of justice "...by obstructing a pending proceeding before Congress or a federal agency."

Obstruction of justice
Obstruction of justice is defined in the omnibus clause of 18 U.S.C. § 1503, which provides that "whoever . . . . corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be (guilty of an offense)." Persons are charged under this statute based on allegations that a defendant intended to intefere with an official proceeding, by doing things such as destroying evidence, or intefering with the duties of jurors or court officers.

A person obstructs justice when they have a specific intent to obstruct or interfere with a judicial proceeding. For a person to be convicted of obstructing justice, they must not only have the specific intent to obstruct the proceeding, but the person must know (1) that a proceeding was actually pending at the time; and (2) there must be a nexus between the defendant’s endeavor to obstruct justice and the proceeding, and the defendant must have knowledge of this nexus.

§ 1503 applies only to federal judicial proceedings. Under § 1505, however, a defendant can be convicted of obstruction of justice by obstructing a pending proceeding before Congress or a federal agency. A pending proceeding could include an informal investigation by an executive agency.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/obstruction_of_justice

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Sun May 21, 2017, 02:24 PM

3. He is positioning for a presidential run.

He is a hard right winger trying to appear like a normal human.

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