Krauthammer: Trump May Have Been Trying to 'Seduce' Comey But That's 'Not An Impeachable Offense'

Posted: Jun 08, 2017 8:00 AM

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday on Fox News that the comments President Trump made to then-FBI Director James Comey about Michael Flynn may have been inappropriate but they were not obstruction or an attempt to shut down the investigation.

“What the president was doing was trying to sort of seduce him,” he said, “but seduction is not an impeachable offense.

Krauthammer said the comments need to be seen from Trump’s point of view, arguing that he was frustrated Comey didn’t publicly announce that the president wasn’t under investigation.

“This is not obstruction,” he added. “This is not shutting the investigation down. It could be throwing some of these people under the bus, but it is saying on the big one… how about letting the world know? That is a totally plausible scenario.”

Watch around the 6:35 mark: