“Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos slammed President Trump on Wednesday morning, calling now-former FBI Director James Comey’s notes “the modern equivalent of Nixon’s tapes.”
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Comey kept detailed notes of his meetings with Trump, including when the president allegedly asked the FBI director to back off Michael Flynn, which could be obstruction of justice for trying to interfere with the Russian investigation.
“What we’ve learned in the last 24 hours means that the course of Trump’s presidency will turn on his coming public showdown with James Comey,” said Stephanopoulos.
“We now know that the FBI director made contemporaneous notes of his meetings with the president. That dinner in January when the president reportedly asked Comey if he was under investigation, requested a pledge of personal loyalty,” Stephanopoulos said. “An Oval Office meeting in February when the president — after asking his Vice President and Attorney General to leave the room — brought up the FBI investigation of his fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.”
Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton White House Communications Director, continued with his assault on the president.
“‘I hope you can let this go’ is what the notes say. Those seven words could be Trump’s smoking gun. Comey’s notes, the modern equivalent of Nixon’s tapes, Congress will get them. Comey will testify. Whether Trump holds the White House will depend on how Comey describes those notes, who Congress believes, how the country responds,” he said. “We are watching… a Watergate-sized crisis play out in real time.”
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