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23. It will not be easy for trump to stop this investigation
Thu Jan 12, 2017, 08:20 PM
Jan 2017

I saw this on the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/01/12/there-will-be-an-investigation-of-james-comeys-conduct-we-might-get-some-accountability-after-all/?utm_term=.25630ca46fd1

UPDATE: Amy Jeffress, a former senior Justice Department official and currently an attorney at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, emails more detail on whether this probe could be closed down under Trump:

The Inspector General Act authorizes the Attorney General to interfere with an IG investigation under certain exceptional circumstances, one of which relates to intelligence matters, which arguably could apply here. But the Attorney General would have to find that action is “necessary to prevent the significant impairment to the national interests of the United States” (and there are congressional notification requirements as well). I can’t think of any precedent for taking this step, and politically it would be hugely controversial, and therefore unlikely.

It may be harder that we think for Trump to block this investigation

BTW Comey is pond scum
in what regards ? drray23 Jan 2017 #1
Comey is under investigation for eight days? BeyondGeography Jan 2017 #2
+1 uponit7771 Jan 2017 #5
It's more like WTF LeftInTX Jan 2017 #9
Well, it pisses Comey off BeyondGeography Jan 2017 #10
This investigation Pantagruel Jan 2017 #3
Why now??? triron Jan 2017 #4
Wow, just in time! hatrack Jan 2017 #7
WaPo has headline Sparkly Jan 2017 #6
+1, the whole election story including the emails and the MiniPoot collusion Comey is in the center uponit7771 Jan 2017 #8
Investigation tentacles will lead them to the Giulliani/NY FBI cabal. oasis Jan 2017 #11
That is what is way way back in the distant reaches of my hopeful brain.. pangaia Jan 2017 #16
Better late than never, I guess. n/t GoCubsGo Jan 2017 #12
I hope they look into the statements made by Rudy Giuliani on having inside information and then Thinkingabout Jan 2017 #13
MSNBC is reporting that some of the investigation is going to be about the FBI leaking TO CLINTON Grey Lemercier Jan 2017 #14
Its about time! world wide wally Jan 2017 #15
It just occurred to me disalitervisum Jan 2017 #17
Trump and the Trumpzis will squash this as soon as they take power. hadEnuf Jan 2017 #18
Nothing to get excited about. Window dressing to a clusterfuck. RiverStone Jan 2017 #19
Finally! mcar Jan 2017 #20
Comey is pond scum and lacks any professional or other ethics Gothmog Jan 2017 #21
L. Patrick Gray redux. Scruffy1 Jan 2017 #22
It will not be easy for trump to stop this investigation Gothmog Jan 2017 #23
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