Trump Wanted Justice Department To Prosecute Hillary Clinton, James Comey: Report

President Donald Trump reportedly wanted the Justice Department to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former F.B.I. director James Comey.

The New York Times reports that then-White House lawyer Don McGahn talked Trump out of this illegal action:

To underscore his point, Mr. McGahn had White House lawyers write a memo for Mr. Trump warning that if he asked law enforcement to investigate his rivals, he could face a range of consequences, including possible impeachment.

The encounter was one of the most blatant examples yet of how Mr. Trump views the typically independent Justice Department as a tool to be wielded against his political enemies.

The White House refused to comment.

(Source: The New York Times, Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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