So it’s not just us.
Courtesy of NBC News:
Former FBI Director James Comey told an audience in Charlotte on Tuesday that he is confused by special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to neither charge nor exonerate President Donald Trump on obstruction of justice.
“The part that’s confusing is, I can’t quite understand what’s going on with the obstruction stuff,” Comey told an audience of roughly 2,000 people gathered at the Belk Theatre for an event sponsored by Queens University.
“And I have great faith in Bob Mueller, but I just can’t tell from the letter why didn’t he decide these questions when the entire rationale for a special counsel is to make sure the politicals aren’t making the key charging decisions,” the former FBI chief said.
He also pushed back on Attorney General William Barr’s logic in deciding not to pursue obstruction charges against the president, saying he found that part of Barr’s letter summarizing Mueller’s findings “really confusing.”
“The notion that obstruction cases are somehow undermined by the absence of proof of an underlying crime, that is not my experience in 40 years of doing this nor is it the Department of Justice’s tradition. Obstruction crimes matter without regard to what you prove about the underlying crime,” Comey said.
The Right Wing will simply disregard anything Comey says out of hand since Trump has spent over a year vilifying him and accusing him of being a “bad cop.”
However, James Comey is a by the book former public servant and his observations here are echoed by just about everybody who is not a Trump sycophant.
There are a ton of questions yet to be answered and it is clear that they will never be adequately answered by the Attorney General.