Times is reporting the day after firing him,Trump called Comey a nutjob and told the Russians that the pressure is off the investigation, according to a transcript read by an American official.
That seems pretty close to admitting to obstruction.
It is difficult to prove obstruction with that statement alone. However, a case of STRONG of obstruction of justice can be built when that statement is combined with Comey's testimonies under oath, and with other statements of the racist, sexist, rapist, and scam artist Trump.
The racist, sexist, rapist and con artist Trump calling Comey a “nutjob” to our adversary Russia is an indication that Trump does not respect his country. His lack of respect and sympathy for Comey and other subordinates are troublesome.
The way racist, sexist, rapist and con artist Trump treats WH staffs, it would be very difficult for him to find high quality staffs.
The Trump Administration Talent Vacuumhttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/opinion/trump-white-house-staff.html?ref=opinion
Trump, for his part, is resentfully returning fire, blaming his underlings for his own mistakes, complaining that McMaster is a pain, speculating about firing and demoting people. This is a White House in which the internal nickname for the chief of staff is Rancid.
The organizational culture is about to get worse. People who have served in administrations under investigation speak eloquently about how miserable it is. You never know which of your friends is about to rat you out. No personal communication is really secure. You never know which of your colleagues is going to break ranks and write the tell-all memoir, and you think that maybe it should be you.
Even people not involved in the original scandal can find themselves caught up in the maelstrom and see their careers ruined. Legal costs soar. The investigations can veer off in wildly unexpected directions, so no White House nook or cranny is safe.
As current staff leaves or gets pushed out, look for Trump to try to fill the jobs with business colleagues who also have no experience in government. It’s striking that the only person who this week seems excited to take a Trump administration job is Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, who made his name as a TV performance artist calling the Black Lives Matter movement “black slime,” and who now claims he has been hired to serve in the Department of Homeland Security.