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WASHINGTON — President Trump told the White House counsel in the spring that he wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute two of his political adversaries: his 2016 challenger, Hillary Clinton, and the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with the conversation.

The lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, rebuffed the president, saying that he had no authority to order a prosecution. Mr. McGahn said that while he could request an investigation, that too could prompt accusations of abuse of power. To underscore his point, Mr. McGahn had White House lawyers write a memo for Mr. Trump warning that if he asked law enforcement to investigate his rivals, he could face a range of consequences, including possible impeachment.

The article goes on to state the following:

The encounter was one of the most blatant examples yet of how Mr. Trump views the typically independent Justice Department as a tool to be wielded against his political enemies. It took on additional significance in recent weeks when Mr. McGahn left the White House and Mr. Trump appointed a relatively inexperienced political loyalist, Matthew G. Whitaker, as the acting attorney general.

It is unclear whether Mr. Trump read Mr. McGahn’s memo or whether he pursued the prosecutions further. But the president has continued to privately discuss the matter, including the possible appointment of a second special counsel to investigate both Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Comey, according to two people who have spoken to Mr. Trump about the issue. He has also repeatedly expressed disappointment in the F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, for failing to more aggressively investigate Mrs. Clinton, calling him weak, one of the people said.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. So Clinton and Comey are above the law and will never have to pay for all their criminal activity!! The laws of our country are there only to protect the guilty from ever having to pay for their crimes. How did we ever let our country become so corrupt. We don’t have a thing to be proud of America for anymore. The only thing we know for sure is that there are no laws to protect the citizens. We just work to make enough money to pay our corrupt government to protect criminals and illegals. I am beginning to think I have misjudged the flag burners and protestors. I am beginning to believe our country is not worth defending anymore. We don’t even need government. We just need to abolish government and let everybody live by their own rules, afterall half the country already lives by their own rules. The rest of us might as well make our own rules too. It seems like The media is making the rules and judges are making sure they are followed!! I will never waste time voting or even caring what happens anymore. America is just one big shit hole!!!

  2. Since when is wanting something so wrong? If he would have ordered for them to be arrested or charged, that could be illegal, but wanting, come on, listen to what the left and media say that want to happen to the President, and they say it every day. If I remember correctly , the President has advisers just for this reason, they did their job and explained the legality of it and the possible consequences, to which nothing went forward. I believe this is just a hit piece from NYT to make the President look bad. Dam, we all want them in jail.

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