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Show Of Hands May 17th, 2017 9:17pm

President Trump reportedly pressed former FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. If true, do you think such an action would constitute an obstruction of justice deserving of impeachment?

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charlie259 Arizona
05/23/17 9:31 pm

Those who said yes have no knowledge of the elements of an obstruction crime. They have been duped by CNN and MSNBC, the NYT and WAPO.

otto Olean, NY
05/19/17 11:02 am

If true, absolutely. However, if true, Comey is screwed as well. Either:

a) whatever was said was never interpreted by Comey as "pressure" or a threat. If that's the case, there was no obstruction. Or

b) Comey indeed DID view whatever was said to be "pressure" or a threat, in which case it does meet burden of obstruction. But it also lands Comey in jail as it is an explicit crime as well for an FBI director to encounter obstruction and not report it to a Justice Department.

And if he did report it and Justice Department sat on it until they could use it for maximum political clout, then I would hope that, too, must carry a major penalty. If not, we really have gone off the deep end.

arecnation
05/18/17 5:32 pm

So republicans were okay with impeaching bill Clinton because he had sex with a woman...... and said he didn't..... but a president who tries to stop an FBI investigation, a very very very reasonable investigation, should not be impeached? Btw..... if Flynn did nothing wrong.... why would trump even try and talk comey out of it?????

bubbaman
05/18/17 9:16 pm

Bill Clinton is a horrible human being who belongs in prison. And, yes it is obstruction of justice and he should be impeached and it won't happen because it's business as usual for our politicians. It's all just a big game to them. One we all pay for.

ccc1 Georgia
05/18/17 3:51 pm

People ask for stuff all the time. They ask cops not to be given a speeding ticket when they deserve it. Asking in and of itself is not a crime. This is part of the witchhunt and it is getting so freaking tiresome. I almost wish that there was another election to trump can win again and people would realize that all this baloney is not helping their cause.

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ccc1 Georgia
05/18/17 3:53 pm

There is no evidence of a crime Trump committed. But there is an evidence of a crime of leakers. Not going after those. There is evidence of Uma Aberdeen causing committing a crime. No special prosecutor for her. There is evidence of Hillary exposing serious classified information in such a way that it got into Russian and Chinese hands. No special prosecutor there. So sick and tired of the double standard

WaffleBrainz Indiana
05/18/17 7:27 am

oh brother, people are going to try and find ANY reason for trump to be in jail. sad! but at least trump isnt in prison yet like hillary would be.

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arecnation
05/18/17 5:28 pm

Impeachment does not mean jail..... it means revocation of the office of the presidency from someone who has deemed themselves incapable of holding such an office

followingsea Illinois is
05/18/17 6:16 am

No, I think it's 🐂💩, if possible America should grow up.

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Brrrrrrrrr
05/18/17 5:39 am

It's called the bully pulpit for a reason. He's supposed to bulldoze idiots getting in the way of MAGA. Moot point anyway, only fake news has reported any such thing so far.

mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
05/18/17 4:40 am

No. Not because it wasn't improper, but Trump's total lack of experience as a politician, will allow congress to give him a pass on this one. If he keeps up this type of behavior, congress and the people will not be so forgiving.

rons screw politicians
05/18/17 4:26 am

Comey knows the law and should have reported that immediately if Trump broke the law.

mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
05/18/17 4:42 am

Not necessarily. It might not be so clear cut. When Comey testifying before congress, that would be the proper forum.

rons screw politicians
05/18/17 6:17 am

Exactly. But listening to the press says different.

rayd
05/18/17 3:38 am

Where is Mr. Smith when you need him?

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ishady 86451132020
05/18/17 12:59 am

Nice double standard republicucks. Hypocrite much? The question says " if true" and half you idiots talk about how its not. Please don't pass on your idiot genes, the country cant handle more of you.

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evoecon nearest binary system
05/17/17 8:55 pm

No more than Obama obstructed justice with the Gates arrest.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
05/17/17 8:14 pm

Of course not. Did he express a preference? Probably. Nothing wrong with that – First Amendment.

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dftdddsf
05/17/17 9:04 pm

The president is not free to speak his mind. Nixon got busted for what you now call free speech.

lcamino Florida and Georgia
05/19/17 9:14 pm

Watergate had nothing to do with Nixon speaking his mind. There were actual crimes committed.

ilovehotdogs31 Georgia
05/17/17 7:42 pm

If Hillary were president and this happened, I would bet all my money that all the republicans would vote yes.

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MericaTakesAll For God and Country
05/17/17 7:33 pm

IF THIS IS TRUE THAN WHY IS COMEY JUST BRINGING THIS UP NOW???

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form Winter Springs, FL
05/18/17 9:25 am

Who would he bring it to? The President or his boss, AG Sessions? When dealing with the high ranking officials it's precarious at best. He did what he could was document his experience and share with colleagues in his office as it happened. It's the ultimate in covering you ass.

MericaTakesAll For God and Country
05/18/17 10:52 am

Gee Idk.. The same people he's bringing it to now? Perhaps he should have worried less about "covering his ass" and more about doing his job.. Now there's a novel idea. This includes the Hillary case BTW. Thanks for proving my point.

form Winter Springs, FL
05/18/17 11:14 am

He has never brought it to anyone yet. Comey's been completely silent. His only statement so far has been to the FBI on how it's been an honor to serve with them. It's other people who have leaked the memos or told the press.

MericaTakesAll For God and Country
05/18/17 11:35 am

Uhhh that's the whole issue. He "remained silent" instead of doing his job. So this memo is either bogus or Comey is corrupt.

form Winter Springs, FL
05/18/17 11:39 am

Or possibly he's discrete with the information he gets?

I'm not sure how you got from point 'A' to point 'BS'...

MericaTakesAll For God and Country
05/18/17 11:45 am

Discrete is one thing. Withholding information to "cover your a**", as head of the FBI, is called not doing your job. Apparently "withholding" didn't work, because last I checked, he's out of a job. You're unbearably naive and blind.

form Winter Springs, FL
05/18/17 11:52 am

You think if he brought the information to Congress he would have continued to be the Head of the FBI?

In my job I report to a high level member of my company. If I find they are doing something I don't agree with - I don't tattle. I like my job and I expect to continue to work for my supervisor. I talk to the person directly and over months I guide him in a direction that I believe is a better route. It's frustrating sometimes, but it's the responsible discrete route that doesn't upend the entire department and make the work about ME.

Perhaps you and I have different philosophies and you'd go directly to the Board of Directors screaming. Perhaps it would work for you, but I have a suspicion that you would find yourself difficult to work with.

form Winter Springs, FL
05/18/17 11:53 am

Find that people would find you difficult to work with...

MericaTakesAll For God and Country
05/18/17 11:59 am

You're job and my job are completely different than Comey's so you can't relate. In this case, you're choosing power/status/position over morals. If my job was to enforce the law and ensure justice, then I couldn't live with myself knowing I had the ability to stand in the way of corruption and did nothing. Lose my job doing what I was hired to do or lose my job standing by and doing nothing.. Hmmm 🤔

form Winter Springs, FL
05/18/17 12:10 pm

You realize Comey was fired fighting corruption and following his moral compass, right? You are only advocating blowing the system up along the way...

MericaTakesAll For God and Country
05/18/17 10:35 pm

Fighting corruption? Yeah, on what planet? He must have been busy all this time with the Hillary deleted emails case.. 🙄

Quinnipiac Here
05/17/17 7:10 pm

HIS NAME WAS SETH RICH.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
05/18/17 8:34 am

I Googled that shit last night because some idiot was posting stuff about that on Facebook. I found on Google News that Fox news reported he had contacts with wikileaks. His family told them to stop, it wasn't true. He died in a botched robbery. They investigated and it blew up. It's on Buzzfeed if you want to look. I don't know how to post links on a phone.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
05/18/17 8:36 am

I really don't know who to believe anymore about that. I just don't believe that "Clinton got someone to do it crap" come on..

theNobamist Silicon Valley
05/17/17 6:42 pm

And like all the others, a day later this will be proven about as wrong as a pizza order from Panda Express.

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Henry123 Connecticut
05/17/17 5:50 pm

Not sure how you could say no to this other than because of blind support

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erika348 Texas
05/17/17 7:46 pm

It depends on the circumstances, of which, no one knows right now. Did Trump threaten & demand closing of investigation? Or did he ask for it & drop it when Comey said no?

Henry123 Connecticut
05/18/17 8:13 am

The circumstances are that he obstructed justice

erika348 Texas
05/18/17 8:54 am

How did he obstruct exactly? I haven't heard those facts

Henry123 Connecticut
05/18/17 10:09 am

The question is about if it's true. If he pressed the FBI director to end an investigation on one of his administration then he obstructed justice. By the definition and that would be worthy of impeachment and then removal from office

There really is no argument against that. You can talk about whether it's true or not but if it is true he should be removed no question

Henry123 Connecticut
05/18/17 10:10 am

If you're looking for a discussion on if it happened or not there's another poll for that

erika348 Texas
05/18/17 7:28 pm

LOL...no discussion with you. Got it.

HoosierFan
05/17/17 5:20 pm

If true, it's not a matter of opinion. It's obstruction of justice by definition.

Republicans answering no must be suffering from one hell of a case of cognitive dissonance.

If someone asked, "If true that Trump strangled a person until dead, would he be guilty of murder" would they still say no? I think so.

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patriot321
05/17/17 5:01 pm

This poll assumes worst case scenario is true. It's more "get him" shit dems are pulling because they lost.

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SHIPPY1944 Tn.
05/17/17 4:48 pm

More DemLib Smoke🌫&⚗️mirrors without any fire🔥!

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GabeDC rural
05/17/17 6:30 pm

This from the group that believed there was a child slave ring being run by the Clinton's from a pizza store basement !!! Grow up !!!

Don't know what's worse Blind obedience to a party or stubborn stupidity and putting idiotic ideals before the country.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
05/17/17 7:43 pm

This coming from one of the myopic DemLib 🐑sheepeople💩BaaaaaaaaaaaBill&Hill, have never done anything wrong🐑💩!

omniku dot com
05/18/17 5:54 am

I'll say it... both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should be investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Same rules apply!

Artonbay Where I am
05/17/17 4:32 pm

GUILTY AS SIN. LOCK HIM UP

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Artonbay Where I am
05/17/17 4:42 pm

Hahaha. The Blaze. 😂

lj74
05/17/17 4:44 pm

The Blaze are the only ones to report the Democrat professors comments. Don't shoot the messenger. Look at your own MSM. But you won't find it

bartman71 USW
05/17/17 4:47 pm

Because it's fake news.

Artonbay Where I am
05/17/17 4:48 pm

Don't shoot the messenger? That's all Republicans do is cry "Fake News" and "liberal media." Gimme a break.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
05/18/17 12:32 am

That link is referencing an interview on MSNBC. Any chance they have a link too?

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
05/19/17 4:33 am

It's both stunning & disingenuous how CNBC & other LIBERAL NEWS outlets, cast a blind eye to investigative reporting on 8yrs of violations from Obama & the Clinton's, now they tell us, they have returned to honest & objective reporting on Trump. The stench of hypocrisy & dishonesty by them is unbearable🤧!

rambo088 kansas
05/17/17 4:27 pm

this is all so fuckìng stupid

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/17/17 4:20 pm

It didn't help Nixon much either

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mbauer
05/17/17 4:16 pm

Wow! Still just following this fool huh Repubtards?! Try and ask yourself objectively, put aside whether or not you believe it, put aside what Rupert Murdoch or Breitbart tells you, and for real objectively ask yourself, what if Obama had this much smoke around him? What if he had done even a quarter of what Trump has openly admitted to? What would you do?

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Liberty 4,032,064
05/17/17 4:13 pm

No. Ordering his employees to not conduct illegal/unconstitutional searches is kinda the opposite of that, haha.

patrioticparody Pale Blue Dot
05/17/17 4:10 pm

It's amazing how quickly people can flip-flop every election cycle. Remember the IRS scandal from the last president? But if it happened today everyone would be on opposite sides. Its like we're in a courthouse and the prosecution and defense keep switching sides. Every 4-8 years everyone grabs their stuff, gets up and walks to the other table and we keep the gang war going fighting over color...

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Carcano Luke 10 19
05/17/17 3:59 pm

Lmfao, no. Anybody who believes this crap is an idiot.

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makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
05/17/17 3:57 pm

If true and people want him impeached, think about all the other presidents that should have been impeached

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makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
05/17/17 3:58 pm

Impeachment in terms of what most people consider it to mean today

rambo088 kansas
05/17/17 4:29 pm

Lbj was a huge asshole to his cabinet. Jfk was a horndog like bill

makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
05/17/17 5:06 pm

Yep. And then there's the elephants in the room, Nixon and Jackson.

PepsiMan A Liberal Of Boston
05/17/17 3:49 pm

Yeah, but I hope he doesn't get impeached. If he does, we have that idiot Mike Pence.

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messiah
05/17/17 3:59 pm

Lets just get rid one of them one impeachment at a time. We will get to Pence, do not worry

PepsiMan A Liberal Of Boston
05/17/17 4:06 pm

But if we impeach Pence, we get Paul Ryan

Phillies
05/17/17 3:43 pm

Trump will resign by Labor Day.

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messiah
05/17/17 4:00 pm

Hope he does, but he wont

STEVE64 Michigan
05/17/17 3:40 pm

Not by itself but it's not making him any less impeachable than he was before.

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Forgetabouit
05/17/17 3:38 pm

Trump Breaking News ...media absolutely hates this man .... so sick of these assholes ... meanwhile Hillary had a server in a bathroom ... are you kidding me ... If I were Trump I quite the presidency and pull all of his business out of America .. and put them in Russia ... Hahahaha

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BossHogg Kentucky
05/17/17 3:27 pm

There was no "Deep State" in the Obama administration, if there was....Obama would have been impeached within his first year.

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AndyL Canada
05/17/17 3:26 pm

If it was anyone else yes
It's Trump so no

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timeout Boston Strong
05/17/17 3:18 pm

He's out of here.

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coggy iowa
05/17/17 3:07 pm

To say Trump pressed comey is really streching the truth.

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mrmc2
05/17/17 3:07 pm

Trump reportedly asked Comey to back off, probably not coercion. Trump does Comey, that doesn't look good.

cowboy Here and There
05/17/17 3:06 pm

If true, yes, but it's not. Good try Left-wing media. Good try. 🙄

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Republocrat Washington State
05/17/17 2:55 pm

I have mixed feelings about that. But kinda like how Bill Clinton got impeached just not as Bad

nacho
05/17/17 2:55 pm

In other news - Trump farted -Maxine Watters immediatley called for impeachment hearings.

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DounutHole
05/17/17 3:07 pm

Bacho, that smell is coming from yourself. Vice President Pence is picking out carpet for the Oval Office!

nacho
05/17/17 3:22 pm

Good -how about this - if he gets impeached I will leave the app and if does not you leave the app?

Or is it just BS in your head you don't really believe and you post it to make you feel better?

DounutHole
05/17/17 8:01 pm

BitchO, I got one for you. Quite passing gas blowhard!

nacho
05/18/17 8:08 am

So you have an opinion that you are not willing to back up.

You just say stuff and when you are wrong you just say more stuff.

Repeat as necessary.

Typical Dem.

DounutHole
05/18/17 8:49 am

So Chessedip, your a typical Republican the party of thieves, liars, bigots, racists, xenophobes, homophobes and political prostitutes for the one percent knowingly put this sociopath in office so they could fulfill the Republican vision of looting the nation on behalf of the corporations, the Koch Brothers, the insurance companies, the banks, the defense contractors, and the mega rich and reducing the rest of us to serfs, now get to work!

iceberg124
05/17/17 2:41 pm

Show of propaganda has the same question twice

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Kay41 the Midwest
05/17/17 2:58 pm

Same topic, different question.

GoCougs Washington
05/17/17 4:42 pm

Leave the app then Bert!

Kay41 the Midwest
05/17/17 5:15 pm

I don't think saying something is propaganda or complaining means they need to leave the app. That's sort of overkill.

Malekithe Bedrock
05/17/17 2:39 pm

If Trump says he hopes that Comey can end the investigation of Flynn, where is the obstruction?

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messiah
05/17/17 4:04 pm

Well.... he fired Flynn... which is not suspicious at all....

Malekithe Bedrock
05/17/17 4:53 pm

Flynn resigned.
He fired Comey

Malekithe Bedrock
05/17/17 4:53 pm

Still no obstruction

ParaguasPato Columbus GA
05/18/17 8:02 pm

Lawyers agree that it's difficult to make the case of "obstruction of justice". But the argument is that Trump asking Comey to stop the investigation is the same as ordering him to, and Trump firing Comey only helps Democrats make their point. It would be perfectly legal (though still unethical) for Trump to ask Comey to drop the investigation if he wasn't going to punish Comey for saying no. If saying no was the reason Trump fired him, it's definitely obstruction of justice. But it's really difficult to prove intent, so I don't see this going anywhere.

Malekithe Bedrock
05/18/17 8:33 pm

Plus Comey testified before congress that no one pressured him to drop the investigation and he was fired 3 months after the alleged memo. Trump also never specifically asked him to drop it.
He said he hopes he would drop it

Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/17/17 2:34 pm

No question. Add (attempted) intimidation and abuse of power to the list.

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commonman1 Peace
05/17/17 2:33 pm

It's fun watching the Democrats cry for impeachment. They are such obstructionist. Fact it will never happen.

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suppressedID That is my secret Cap
05/17/17 2:54 pm

Yeah. Save impeachment for the IMPORTANT stuff like bl0wjobs. 😐

commonman1 Peace
05/17/17 3:07 pm

The house brought impeachment against Clinton and was led by Republicans who had control of the house. I don't believe there's anyway Republican house would impeach a Republican president.

DounutHole
05/17/17 3:09 pm

This is unacceptable behavior for anyone in the government or even the business sector, let alone the POTUS.

commonman1 Peace
05/17/17 3:11 pm

What behavior are you referring to. We know nothing.

messiah
05/17/17 4:05 pm

That is correct. But if this is true, do you think Trump will be impeached?

DeathSheep Michigan
05/17/17 4:21 pm

Commonman, you seemed to miss the "if true" part of the question.

commonman1 Peace
05/17/17 4:23 pm

If what is correct? From what I have heard there are memos that were leaked. No one has seen them, no one has read them, we don't know how it was said. That will make a difference if it was said at all.

DeathSheep Michigan
05/17/17 4:31 pm

Read the question a few more time. You'll notice before the question it says "If true,...". That is what people are answering. This isn't a poll to argue if it is or not, simply a question about hypotheticals.

commonman1 Peace
05/17/17 4:45 pm

Then we need a hypothetical question about what do we do with the media and democrats if it is not true.

commonman1 Peace
05/17/17 4:49 pm

If you remember Clintons impeachment he was impeached for obstruction of justice and lying. Not a damn thing happened to him. Why because the Democrats had his butt covered.

DounutHole
05/17/17 8:00 pm

Uncom, pull your out of you Butt🙈

DounutHole
05/17/17 10:03 pm

Obstruction of justice, we great yet?

Louderthebetter
05/17/17 10:59 pm

What does gender have to do with this?

commonman1 Peace
05/18/17 5:59 am

Hole you cry foul but crying is all you have for the next eight years. Buckle up buttercup.

DounutHole
05/18/17 8:56 am

Verycom, your president YOUR party, the party of thieves, liars, bigots, racists, xenophobes, homophobes, political prostitutes for the one percent knowingly put this sociopath in office so they could fulfill the Republican vision of looting the nation on behalf of the corporations, the Koch Brothers, the insurance companies, the banks, the defense contractors, and the mega rich and reducing the rest of us to serfs. The noose is tightening for president psychopath.

commonman1 Peace
05/18/17 12:01 pm

Hole you are such a snowflake or just a flake. Your party is dieing cause of your worshiping of government and your bowing to gods of your party like Pelosi. You bring nothing to the table except begging for people to pay your way. Pathetic at best describes you best attribute. You bore me with your liberal woe is me cry.

DounutHole
05/18/17 12:04 pm

NoMan, your one testicle is showing again!

Louderthebetter
05/18/17 1:26 pm

Common good to know you have testicles, I'll bet they're huge! However, You should add a dictionary to your arsenal, I see a typo. Also, don't overplay your hand- "snowflake" was soooo yesterday. Do you have anything of substance to say to "us democrats?"

commonman1 Peace
05/18/17 1:37 pm

Snowflakes is still appropriate. Just like racist, homophobic, bigot. Typical words used to describe the opposition. To belittle them. Hole enjoys insulting and being insulted. My words were for him. Substance is beyond his understanding. As far as typos it's not the first time and it won't be the last. I can take that criticism.

Louderthebetter
05/18/17 1:51 pm

In terms of the typo, it was an observation. It seems to me there's a lot of name calling going on, that's all. I wish we all could engage in more substance and facts. And less childish nitpicking. Some would call that being a snowflake, I call it being an adult. Well.......

commonman1 Peace
05/18/17 3:20 pm

No Louderthenetter you are right. Your discourse wouldn't warrant being mocked. On the other hand, hole is not one who is known to use civil discourse. Therefore I do mock his intelligence and rudeness and enjoy doing it.

NewGeneration Washington DC
05/17/17 2:33 pm

Depending if and what is uncovered from the investigation.