Trump Just Admitted to Tampering With a Witness to ‘Fox & Friends’

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It’s been a while since President Trump has done an interview with any one of the major media outlets here in the United States. With that said, this morning, in the midst of what may be the most serious investigation into a sitting U.S. President in the history of our nation, President Trump decided to take a safe bet and appear on “Fox & Friends”.  The show is known for their almost non-existent criticism of the President, so what could possibly go wrong, right?

While the interview started out innocently enough, with Fox and Friends’ Ainsley Earhardt asking Melania about her move into the White House, the interview quickly shifted to a darker topic; the alleged Comey tapes. This is the point in which Trump’s personal attorneys must have been ready to jump out and tackle the 71-year-old leader of the Free World.

When asked if his May 12th Comey ‘tapes’ tweet may have influenced Comey’s Senate Intelligence Committee testimony, the President’s response was incredibly alarming.

“When he found out that I, you know, that there may be tapes out there, whether it’s governmental tapes or anything else and who knows, I think his story may have changed,” President Trump explained.

On the surface, these comments seem innocent enough. However, there is a rather serious law called “18 U.S. Code § 1512 – Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant”. Being that James Comey is undoubtedly a witness in the current investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia, it appears as if the President just admitted on national television that he broke the law.

This is the excerpt from 18 U.S. Code § 1512, which clearly defines pretty much the exact actions that the President took with his tweet about the ‘tapes’ on May 12:

“Whoever knowingly uses intimidation, threatens, or corruptly persuades another person, or attempts to do so, or engages in misleading conduct toward another person, with intent to—
(1) influence, delay, or prevent the testimony of any person in an official proceeding.”

Regardless of whether the President was discussing tapes which he had recorded, or tapes which others may have recorded, clearly the intention of the tweet was for the purpose of intimidation and manipulation.  After listening to the remarks made by Trump this morning, the intent of the tweet was clearly to impact Comey’s testimony.  There is no reason that the President had to wait 40 days before clarifying what his tweet really meant, unless he saw it as a means of intimidation.  If you don’t believe me, just watch the Fox and Friends interview below:

  • kristine08

    Buffoon and a bold faced liar.

  • Mike Polz

    GOP=CCCP

    • W. Benson

      Why malign the CCCP?

  • Philip Turnbull

    and saying Trump is the leader of the free world is wrong..he is no longer considered as such as most world leaders do not trust him and he is as hated in the free world as he is in the USA. nobody trusts him

    • MikeFeldman

      Bold statements from someone who’s opinion is based apparently on personal ego issues. You have no idea what “world leaders” think, how many, other than you in the free world feel about Trump, (describe the free world), and at any time in the US half the voters hate the Prez. Get a life. He’s not going anywhere.

      • He has as much right to free speech as someone like you. You get a life.

        • MikeFeldman

          Got one thanks. Everyone here has a right to free speech. Everyone here can agree or disagree. Some have facts. Some don’t.

          • dis4

            Lazy troll w the grey head has a bot life
            PutinBootLickers are like that…Fact.

          • MikeFeldman

            Let me know if your IQ is higher than your body temperature. Ever wonder why Obama knew all about Russia’s hacking and did nothing about it?

          • Liam Holden

            awww poor lad, getting personal now aren’t you? Its ok, after all you are trump’s loyal sissy…gawd i love getting personal…

          • MikeFeldman

            Is Liam a boy’s name? You sound like a girl.

          • Liam Holden

            So now it has come down to gender inequality. No wonder Trumpeters always stoop down to an unfathomable abysmal level when running out of options. First raping his own wife, grabbing strangers by their pu**ies, passing derogatory comments about unknown females, falsely claiming obama to be a muslim born in Kenya, claiming Muslims are a threat, selling 350bn$ weapons to Saudi- just to incite further tensions in the Gulf, pledging more and more troops to wage a war in Syria and the list goes on. And for someone who’s motto is MAGA, he never took a loan from an AMERICAN bank, instead relied on Deutsche Bank, the interest proceedings which go out to Russia. Haha… so me being a boy or a girl is pointless. What’s on point though is you are brainwashed and your propensity obsession in continuing to support TRUMP means you are very comfortable with all the actions mentioned above. Good luck with you sad autocratic life. An unsolicited advice, you would be much comfortable living in some parts of world which DO exist where its perfectly legal to rape a woman and launder money as and when you please. You will be very very happy, unlike USA, where unfortunately the constitution deems these acts as blatant acts of violence and terrorism.

  • Jim Kelley

    Somebody just fucking raid the White House and arrest him already…

  • MikeFeldman

    Read comments below, and article above. All totally ridiculous. Trump inferred, but did not state, that Comey should hope there were no tapes. Superior, legal bluff. Made the leaker Comey stay closer to the truth. Next?

  • Presidents lie sometimes. But every time THIS con opens his mouth he lies. Gets off on deception, turning things upside down and playing people and issues to get his way. Evil. Degenerate. Absolutely no integrity. I’ve spoken out against the right practicing hate and discrimination for decades but it’s gotten to the point where I find myself hating this pack of hyenas who pretend that they’re human.

    • MikeFeldman

      Carol. Do you not think the left is speaking out hate? Dem supporters attempting to assassinate GOP Congress persons. Plays showing Trump assassinated. Hollywood stars showing Trumps severed head. Johnny Depp asking last actor to kill a President. Robert deNiro getting applause for saying he’d like to punch Trump in face. Right producing hate? Give your head shake

      • Liam Holden

        You need a reality check, when was the last time, people from different disciplines came forward denouncing an elected President. its quite telling, its not hate, but its speaks volumes that he indeed lost popular vote fair and square, if that be the case, I wonder how we won!! uuh… forget about americans, even outside the USA, he’s been touted as the most moronic US president ever… he’s become a laughing stock and he himself is to blame for it.

        • MikeFeldman

          Silly argument. The last time people from different disciplines came forward denouncing a President was when the President was Barrack Obama. Maybe you forget that it was the dissatisfaction with his policies that got Trump elected. He won the popular vote in the 49 states outside California. He won 30 of 50 states. He won 36 more Electoral Votes than the Constitution requires to become President. I think with all your whining you’re becoming a laughing stock and you have only yourself to blame. You should have more confidence in yourself and not be so fragile as to invest your identity in what you think people think of POTUS. Maybe you should try needlepoint.

          • Liam Holden

            Historically there always have been battles between republicans and democrats and i think its healthy when you look at the broader picture – working by and for the people. But misusing that power for personal greed is certainly not one of them. Disagreements are perfect as long as valid points are raised, what is childish though is to bring someone down just because the president elect is not republican. That’s what happened when Obama was the president. Talk about healthcare and Trump, the less said the better. Recently Trump revealed his tax return for that one year. Read into it and look into the column AMT – his AMT is more than the mandatory required by a whopping margin. Why did he do that? Can you make the connection between AMT and healthcare bill? Are you bright enough to decode?

  • His wife is great, but Donny and daughter suck.