What Are The Secrets Donald Trump Doesn’t Want James Comey To Reveal?
If ever there was any doubt that Donald Trump is operating in the mold of Richard Nixon, he released the following statement yesterday:
“James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”
The President of the United States is now threatening a witness who are scheduled to testify under oath before Congress. He is also apparently recording the conversations he has with people, in secret and without their permission.
Given that Donald Trump is under suspicion for obstruction of justice, and threatening people who may testify against him, the next obvious step is for Congress to subpoena all recordings Trump has made that relate to his involvement with the Russian attack against the United States in 2016.
What’s particularly baffling is that the President of the United States is conducting blackmail over Twitter. Hasn’t it occurred to Trump that he could make a telephone call to threaten Comey, so as to avoid letting the entire nation in on his intimidation?
Blackmail is a federal crime, punishable by a year in prison. Criminal blackmail is defined as, “A threat to report, or testify against, a person for any violation of federal law, along with a demand for money or something else of value, is considered a federal crime. A conviction could result in up to one year in prison, a fine of up to $100,000, or a combination of the two.” The “something else of value” in Trump’s bizarre public blackmail of James Comey is Comey’s silence.
The big question is this: What is Donald Trump afraid James Comey will reveal – so afraid that he’s been provoked into this outrageous public behavior?
A follow-up question that frightens me is this: What other extreme actions is Donald Trump willing to take in order to keep his secrets from being revealed?