GOP strategist: Comey testimony shows obstruction of justice

Pat Brady
Former Illinois Republican Party chairman Pat Brady says he believes former FBI director James Comey laid out a case that could support an obstruction of justice charge against President Trump. (WJBC file photo)

By Eric Stock

CHICAGO – Former federal prosecutor and Illinois Republican Party leader Pat Brady said former FBI director James Comey’s testimony was damaging for President Trump.

Listen to Scott and Patti’s interview with Brady on WJBC.

“What he laid out in his testimony laid out in detail what could amount easily to an obstruction of justice charge against the president,” Brady said.

Brady told WJBC’s Scott Laughlin and Patti Penn the president’s lack of government experience is not a valid excuse.

“He’s the leader of the free world,” Brady said. “If he doesn’t understand the relationship between the president and the FBI director, then he’s not competent to be president.”

Brady added Comey’s remarks before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday were ‘more theater than substance.’ He said the real threat to the president is the special prosecutor’s investigation into Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.

Brady said Trump’s actions made clear that he wants the investigation into his administration’s ties to Russia to simply ‘go away.’

Eric Stock can be reached at [email protected].


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