Did President Trump give an order that obstructs justice?

Is hoping for something an obstruction of justice? That's the million-dollar question asked to James Comey.

06/08/2017 5:18 PM
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  • Gabe B.
    06/08/2017 18:04

    Trump is gone. Good try tho

  • Dan C.
    06/08/2017 18:30

    He hoped it would happen. When his hope didn't come true, he fired him. That's obstructing justice.

  • Tara S.
    06/08/2017 18:50

    They've charged people with accessory to murder for dropping hints to someone about killing spouses or parents. Some of them never actually came out and said "Hey I need you to kill So and so." But said things like "I wish they'd die." I mean... 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Katie K.
    06/08/2017 18:53

    "In my experience of prosecuting cases, when a robber held a gun to somebody's head and said 'I hope you'll give me your wallet,' the word hope is not the most operative word at that moment." -Harris

  • Mitchell K.
    06/08/2017 19:01

    I'll bet the mafia uses phrases like that all the time. Intent is inferred.

  • Zak S.
    06/08/2017 19:16

    Hope is kinda like pre meditation in a way and I'm sure a good prosecutor can illiuminate points to back that idea.

  • Giovanni A.
    06/08/2017 19:26

    I hope, in a question manner is a sign of guilt.

  • Blade G.
    06/08/2017 19:29

    racketeering? "sure is a nice place you got here, i hope nothing happens to it, sure would be a shame" - every mob movie ever

  • Tony D.
    06/08/2017 19:30

    "I hope you will let this go...Oh you're not letting it go, well you're fired then"

  • Alejandra J.
    06/08/2017 19:30

    In the right context, " I hope" is a threat, not a wish.

  • KupaianahaOkeakua S.
    06/08/2017 19:32

    If you are someone's boss who can fire anyone. Anything you wish, hope or want to happen will happen. The intent is there. All you need is intent.

  • Clarissa S.
    06/08/2017 19:34

    That idiot is grasping at straws. He know's Trump is guilty.

  • Leroy N.
    06/08/2017 19:44

    The communication bet the orange liar and Comey is not privileged and where are the tapes?

  • Jeff R.
    06/08/2017 19:53

    Who cares about words, let's look at actions. Comey didn't fulfill Trumps hopes, and he was fired as a direct result of not fulfilling his hopes. Actions speak louder than words my friends.

  • Sandra H.
    06/08/2017 19:55

    He knew what he meant and he meant for him to stop the investigation .and when Trump fired him thats shows you what hope meant he asked for more funds to continue the investigation and then he gets fired and they lied about why so "HOPE"IS NOW SELF EXPLANATORY

  • Jay S.
    06/08/2017 20:04

    Words are meaningless. It's the intent behind the words that actually matters.

  • Jay R.
    06/08/2017 20:07

    The fact that he fired Comey when he did not let it go, proves that Donald Trump did more than just hope.

  • Cj M.
    06/08/2017 20:21

    I am sure that bligative passive suggestions were common in the language of the mafia

  • Jorge J.
    06/08/2017 20:33

    You have to want to believe that Trump wasn't asking something of Comey to say that those words weren't meant as an order. And this is coming from Reps who love to bend the meaning of words and say things like "right to work".

  • Donald J.
    06/08/2017 20:34

    "I hope you understand that not paying the protection money can be hazardous to your health." -mob boss