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Response to snot (Reply #6)

Wed May 17, 2017, 09:23 AM

8. Good points

 


One thing worth noting is that the Comey memos purport to quote Trump as saying words to the effect of "I hope you can see your way clear to..." etc.

As happens with, say, mafia figures, these sorts of utterances are objectively expressions of personal desire, and not instructions to the person to whom they are made.

In other words saying, "I hope you can clear Flynn" is different from "I demand you clear Flynn". However, to figure out the intent of the "I hope" statement, you'd have to bring in other facts to flesh that out such as that he later actually did fire Comey and cited this investigation as a reason.

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