Stephanopoulos opens GMA with monologue: Comey memos may be ‘modern equivalent of Nixon’s tapes’


George Stephanopoulos opened up Good Morning America on Wednesday with a scathing monologue of President Trump after a report Tuesday about an apparent James Comey memo where Trump asked the former FBI director to drop the Michael Flynn probe.

The former Clinton White House Communications Director said the memos might prove to be the “modern equivalent of Nixon’s tapes.”

“What we’ve learned in the last 24 hours means that the course of Trump’s presidency will turn on his coming public showdown with James Comey,” Stephanopoulos said.

“We know that the FBI director made contemporaneous notes with the president. That dinner in January when the president reportedly asked Comey if he was under investigation, requested a pledge of personal loyalty,” he continued. An Oval Office meeting in February when the president — after asking his Vice President and Attorney General to leave the room — brought up the FBI investigation of his fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.”

And the GMA host didn’t stop there.

“‘I hope you can let this go’ is what the notes say. Those seven words could be Trump’s smoking gun. Comey’s notes, the modern equivalent of Nixon’s tapes, Congress will get them. Comey will testify.”

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