NYT Report: Special prosecutor mulls charge of attempted homicide against Trump

The transcript of a secret meeting between former FBI Director James Comey and President Trump has just been released, according to the New York Times, which may lead to attempted homicide charges against the President. The Times obtained a transcript of the meeting from an anonymous source, the authenticity of which was confirmed by a second independent source. Both sources were former government employees for decades and are "above reproach," according to a Times investigative journalist story and accompanying editorial.

In the meeting between Trump and Comey, the transcript shows the President applying "inappropriate pressure on FBI Director Comey" to end the investigation into various Trump associates, including the President himself. Comey is shown as being "extremely uncomfortable" and having "thoughts of suicide" during the encounter, according to the Times analysis. This has led investigators in the Mueller team to consider attempted homicide charges against the President, according to a source inside the Special Counsel's office.

"If President Trump knew that Comey was vulnerable to psychological pressure and knowingly pressured Director Comey to try to get him to commit suicide, that would be actionable under state and federal law and would be grounds for articles of impeachment," according to this Justice Department source.

According to the transcript, Trump "sneered" and "laughed" at Comey, and even attempted to urinate on the Director, which the 6'8" Comey would have had trouble avoiding, but Trump's aim was poor. The Times editorial suggested this incident provides further evidence of the validity of the "Steele dossier" as relates to the President. "Confirming the Steele dossier was a hidden bonus during this line of the investigation, which is why we follow up on all leads and why we need an extension of the Special Counsel's authority in this matter for an additional 36 months," said the Counsel's spokesman.

President Trump issued a tweet in response to the initial New York Times report, which claimed the Times story was "fake news." His proof was that he had the best aim in the country and some have claimed in the world. "If I had wanted to pee on Comey, you know I wouldn't have missed, believe me," the President wrote.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted, "Isn't it amazing that every time something comes out that is more damaging than the last time, all the President can do is call it 'Fake News.' The American people are tired of hearing Trump denying what everyone knows is true."

A recent court case in Massachusetts convicted a woman of manslaughter for urging her boyfriend to commit suicide. The Special Counsel's office believes that precedent can be used to prosecute Trump in this instance. "Since President Trump had the ability to fire Comey, his pressure could have been a determining factor to Comey's mental distress. The fact that the President later did fire Comey proves the point," the spokesman said. If Comey were to commit suicide during the investigation or anytime thereafter, it could lead to upgraded charges including homicide, the spokesman said.

A charge of attempted homicide could be extremely damaging to Trump's reelection bid and how Republicans do in the midterm elections even if not proven. The Times quoted a Republican political operative to assess how damaging these new allegations could be to the President. "Just by suggesting that Trump could have tried to kill someone might be enough to tip the election to the Democrats, which is why I urged Republicans to nominate anybody but Trump," said a Republican strategist who asked to remain anonymous, fearing reprisals from the President or his staff. "If my identity were outed, I might not be asked to comment on current events in the Trump administration by CNN, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, or the New York Times," the source told the Times.

A psychiatrist hired by the New York Times to evaluate the mental health of both former FBI Director Comey and President Trump has concluded that Trump is a lying psychopath and Comey is just trying to hold his life together and not succumb to the impulses to take his own life. "I can say with complete confidence that not only is the transcript accurate and believable, it also reveals the evil intent of the President and how racist, sexist, and homophobic he is," she said. "The fact that the encounter took place in a men's bathroom of all places just underscores the sick society we are living in and why President Trump should be impeached," she said. "This is an example of the degrading circumstances that the President prefers in his encounters with those whom he holds personal power over," she said.

Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a statement, claiming that had the encounter happened before the election on November 4, 2016, it may well have been a contributing factor in her loss. "If Director Comey had known that his very life was essentially going to be threatened by his future boss, it may have influenced him to release that statement saying the FBI had reopened the investigation into me which cost me the election. The fact that his investigation was closed before the election and Comey fully exonerated and even endorsed my candidacy could not undue the damage he caused," she said.

The Times held a joint press conference with a spokesman from the Special Prosecutor's office in which Acton Forum attended to ask questions. The Times initially objected to the Forum's attendance when it was learned that the Forum is not part of the "mainstream media', and is an independent website. "Only members of our club that agree with the rules are generally permitted to report on it," but the Forum agreed to call President Trump a "sick puppy" and thus was allowed to stay.

When pressed to provide further information about the two confidential sources, the Times Editor declined to reveal the paper's sources for the two transcripts of the conversation, saying that this would destroy the Times' ability to work with such confidential sources in the future as it had promised full anonymity to both. But the Times did say that the first source was a high-ranking Justice Department official who worked in its legal department and had first-hand knowledge of the encounter between the two men. The first source had written a transcription based on notes he took immediately after hearing the encounter and the description of what happened "rang true" to the Times reporter and other editors at the Times who were briefed. The second corroborating source was a senior official in the Justice Department who had been acting in a Supervisory position overseeing hundreds of FBI agents and had been close to retirement. This second source was told of the encounter immediately after it happened by one of the participants and wrote down what he was told in notes, and then transcribed those notes into transcript form.

"What are the odds of the two transcriptions being exactly the same? Very slim. The odds are trillions to one that they would be identical if the words were randomly generated by a computer," the spokesman for the Special Counsel said. "Now, to be clear, I am not saying that the transcripts were identical."

"While our second source did not actually witness or hear the encounter, it is just corroborating what we believe makes sense and therefore we gave it some weight. That, plus the nearly 30-year career of the source in law enforcement, whose code name is "Andrew McCrab," meets the textbook definition of credibility," the Times editor said. "If it comes down to who you believe, we believe two career government employees who have spent their lives fighting for truth and justice, versus a lying, homophobic, mysogenist, racist megalomaniac from New York, and we are not talking about the Clintons," the Editor said.

McCrab's account reported Trump calling the investigation a "witch hunt" and that it was "total bullshit." The Times editor said this colorful language is most certainly a direct quotation from the President who has been known to use epithets, especially when dealing wth subordinates.

"Andrew McCrab even offered to take a lie detector test. Do people who are lying willingly offer to take such a test? Of course not. This just helped establish Andy's credibility to our investigative reporters," the Times Editor said. When questioned by Acton Forum, he declined to say whether "Andy" actually took a lie detector test.

"The denial that the encounter ever took place by attorneys for President Trump only makes our conviction stronger," the Times spokesman said. The Times obtained the official schedule of the President and concluded he was in the country on the day the alleged encounter took place. "The President has at his disposal Air Force One and does not have to reveal his exact whereabouts due to national security concerns. How convenient."

The Times editor would not comment on whether Jeff Sessions' decision to fire former Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe was related to the Times report, but he did say that if it was shown that Attorney General Sessions knew or suspected that McCabe was leaking confidential information to reporters, he might be protected by whistleblower statutes.

The Times denied that McCabe and "McCrab" were the same person. "It is just a funny coincidence that our internal code name for our second confidential source sounds somewhat similar to former Director McCabe. Does it make sense that we would be so stupid as to pick a name which might actually reveal who the source was? We'd have to be awfully stupid to do that, or maybe we wanted to secretly 'out' our own source, which is preposterous."

"I would not be surprised if the Special Counsel's office chooses to open up a line of inquiry into the McCabe firing by Sessions based on retaliation," said the Times Editor and the Special Counsel spokesman in unison. "Jinx," they both said, and laughed.

TRANSCRIPT OF MEETING BETWEEN MUELLER TARGET ONE AND FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY

(The two men allegedly met in the bathroom at the FBI headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, when Trump was getting a briefing on domestic terrorism at the HQ -- NYT Editors.)

COMEY: "The bathroom, at the end of a long and dimly lit corridor, had no other users, which was checked by me, something I routinely do whenever using a restroom in a long, dimly lit corridor. This is the kind of pressure that a 30-year career working for the FBI puts on someone.

"I was relieving myself at the urinal when I heard footsteps. The gait was long, perhaps a man who was 6'2" or 6'3", maybe 250 pounds. He was clearly alone, unless he had an accomplice wearing socks. Could I defend myself with organ in hand against this unknown attacker? How had he gotten through security? Was I his target or would I just be an unintended victim on his murderous and covert assignment from the KGB or GRU?

"The door opened and my urination was stopped mid-stream, perhaps part of my fight or flight response that I learned as a youth in the Boy Scouts. This led to a painful and uncomfortable moment: Do I zip up and leave or wait for my body to calm down so I could finish what I started? Should I wash my hands thereby exposing myself to further danger? Or should I just hide in a stall and wait for the intruder to leave? What if he also checked the room out as a security precaution and found me lurking in the stall? I could just imagine the headlines in the Washington Post...'Comey found in stall, lurking.' "

"When I saw that it was President Trump coming in, I relaxed, because I knew that his Secret Service detail would be just down the hall and we were safe. I nodded to the President who grunted back at me.

"As I stood there waiting for nature to resume its course, the President went to the urinal next to me, started to do his business, and said, 'Comey, you've got to stop this witch hunt. There was no collusion. It's a bunch of bullshit.' "

"I was stunned that President Trump would try to interfere with a federal investigation into his collusion with Russia by attempting to influence a law enforcement official. (emphasis by the NYT.) At that time, I decided to commit the entire encounter to memory and take notes as quickly as possible to memorialize the encounter in case President Trump ever decided to interfere again. This could established a fact pattern that Special Prosecutor Mueller might find invaluable, I thought.

" 'I'm not Director Comey, Mr. President. I am his twin brother who shares James' height, weight, clothing style, and speaking mannerisms, but the similarities end there.' President Trump turned to look at me, and as he did so, his urination stream briefly missed the urinal and landed on the wall, just inches from my shoe. I moved my shoe out of the way but Trump didn't seem to notice."

" 'You're shitting me, right? You aren't really that weasel's twin brother, are you?' The President laughed." (emphasis by the NYT.)

"At this point, I decided to hold the rest of it in, and I zipped up and said to the President, 'I can't lie to you, Mr. President. I am James Comey' "

"And with that, I walked out of the room, heard the door close behind me, and felt a warm trickle of liquid flow down my left thigh. Was President Trump sneering at me as I left the room? Was he laughing with me or at me as I walked down the corridor? I've never felt so alone in my life, and I thought, is this the end of my career? Should I end it now? Can my life go on outside the FBI?"(emphasis by the NYT)

"As I walked down the hall, all I could hear was the blood pounding in my ears, the 'squish squish' of my shoes against the tile floor, and I thought I could just die of embarrassment." (emphasis by the NYT).

TRANSCRIPT ENDS

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