George Stephanopoulos Opens GMA With Monologue: Comey Memos Are ‘Modern Equivalent of Nixon’s Tapes’

George Stephanopoulos opened up Good Morning America on Wednesday with a blistering monologue recapping everything we’ve seen in the still unfolding saga of James Comey. For Stephanopoulos, memos kept by Comey documenting his conversations with President Donald Trump were likely a turning point. The former Clinton White House Communications Director said the memos would come out and might very well 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,” said Stephanopoulos. “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. An Oval Office meeting in February when the president — after asking his Vice President and Attorney General to leave room — brought up the FBI investigation of his fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.” Stephanopoulos was unrelenting. “‘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. Whether Trump holds the White House will depend on how Comey describes those notes, who Congress believes.” Watch the full monologue above. [image via screengrab] 

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