As memos by former FBI Director James Comey detailing conversations with President Trump begin to emerge as the smoking gun in the Trump-Russia investigation scandal, questions are being raised over whether or not there are similar documents revealing President Obama’s conversations when he was in the Oval Office.
CNN reports that the answer is no, according to a source close to Comey.
“There is no need to document the conversations with people who are truthful or situations that are routine,” said the source. “It’s when you have situations that are not routine and people who are not truthful, you would write a memo to file.”
A meeting between Comey, Trump, and Pence in February was anything but routine in Comey’s opinion, added the source. During the meeting, Trump asked Comey to end the investigation into Michael Flynn, his former National Security Advisor.
“Comey was so appalled by the request that he wanted to document it, the sources said. Comey shared it with FBI senior officials, according to the source,” CNN reports.
Why would he do that?
“‘You realize something momentous has happened and memories fade so he wanted to memorialize it at the earliest time,’ the source said.”
The source said Comey fully expected the day would come when his memo would be subpoenaed. He also said Comey looks forward to being able to tell his story at the appropriate time, which may be before Congress as soon as next week.
Democrats and even some Republicans are now saying that the Comey memo proves Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice, which in a world not controlled by Republicans would be grounds for impeachment.
This is a good time to note that the Obama administration was almost completely scandal free for eight years, while Trump has not even made it to his fourth month yet. There are already multiple investigations, controversies, and scandals surrounding him and his stumbling, bumbling administration.