Florida Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has made headlines with one very poignant question during James Comey’s testimony: “Do you ever wonder why, of all the things in this investigation, the only thing that’s never been leaked is the fact that the president was not personally under investigation, despite the fact that Democrats and Republicans and the leadership of Congress knew that and have known that for weeks?”
Wouldn’t we all love to know the answer to that question? Surely, if this situation involved Obama or Clinton, we’d have been told about their lack of involvement from the get-go.
The mainstream media has reported on all kinds of leaked information from the so-called “Trump-Russia” investigation, but as it turns out, Trump wasn’t personally part of the story at all. Why have we not heard this little detail before?
According to James Comey, these kinds of “classified briefings” for the chambers’ intelligence committees and the Republican and Democratic House and Senate leaders are “tightly held.”
Reports say that Rubio also reminded Comey that it would have been perfectly legal and acceptable for him to have made an announcement that would have let the public know our new president was not personally under investigation.
Comey says that had circumstances changed, it would create a duty to correct – which he says can become a rather tricky situation. He went to say, “[I]t’s a slippery slope because if we say the president and the vice president aren’t under investigation, what’s the principled basis for stopping?”
Rubio made an excellent point, but some may find Comey’s explanation a bit lackluster.