In February, former FBI Director James Comey reportedly drafted a memo highlighting areas where he felt President Trump acted improperly concerning influencing an ongoing FBI investigation. That investigation centered on his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. After a meeting on terrorism threats, Trump reportedly asked Vice President Pence and Attorney General Sessions to leave the Oval Office, where the president told Mr. Comey that Mr. Flynn was a good guy, and that he hoped he could “let this go.” The allegations of obstruction of justice are now ripe—with impeachment calls growing louder, except we don’t know if this memo exists. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chair of the House Oversight Committee, has sent a letter demanding the FBI turn over all documents relating to communications between Mr. Comey and the president.
Yesterday, Fox News confirmed that the memo indeed exists. Also, the Department of Justice has appointed a special counsel takeover of their investigation of possible collusion between Russian intelligence and the Trump campaign. Congress has pretty much said that it’s simply not an option to ask Mr. Comey to come to Capitol Hill to shed more light on these developments. We’ll see what happens.