When you merge the James Comey & Michael Flynn timelines, two days take on additional significance: Jan. 27 & Feb. 14.
Friday, Jan. 27:
Acting Atty General Sally Yates made her 2nd trip to the White House to push for action on Michael Flynn, based on knowledge Russia had compromised him.
That SAME DAY (1/27):
Trump called Comey and invited him to dinner.
Trump again brought up Comey’s interest in keeping his job, then Trump said:
“I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.”
Monday, Jan. 30:
Acting Atty Gen Yates fired for “disloyalty” (in Trump’s eyes).
Skip ahead to the night of Feb. 13:
Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Adviser for presumably “lying to the VP.” Later we learned more details on Flynn’s suspect behavior, including acting as an unregistered agent for Turkey. We also learned after the fact that the Trump team had been notified about Flynn’s problems and did nothing.
Tuesday, Feb. 14:
The following day, Trump clears the oval office of everyone except Comey and begins by saying:
“I want to talk about Mike Flynn…I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
Michael Flynn is in legal jeopardy, confirmed by Yates’ and Comey’s testimony, as well as Flynn himself by asking for immunity.
Context shows Trump’s intent was to obstruct justice. When you add the requests Trump made to other intelligence chiefs (that they refuse to confirm or deny) and the clear intimidation of Comey, the obstruction efforts become more clear.
What will you do to #RESIST? Call Congress 202-225-3121.
Comey’s full statement, in case you haven’t read it: