Published: Mon, April 23, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Comey memos on Trump released to Congress

Comey memos on Trump released to Congress

He said that as Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director, he had the authority to share information with the media and that he permitted subordinates to do so in this case to correct a false narrative that he had tried to stymie an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the Clinton Foundation.

"I said something about the value of putting a head on a pike as a message", Comey wrote."(Trump) replied by saying it may involve putting reporters in jail. But Comey also wanted to proclaim: "As a leadership principle, if leaders don't tell the truth or won't hear the truth from others, they cannot make good decisions, they cannot improve themselves and they cannot inspire trust among those who follow them". "And the notion that this was somehow something that he had to do for the welfare of the country, there's a lot of disingenuous claptrap", Mukasey continued, calling Comey's handling of the Clinton probe "outrageous".

Comey's statement is also consistent with that of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who told Trump's lawyers earlier this month that the president is not a criminal target in his investigation.

"James Comey's Memos are Classified, I did not Declassify them".

The following revealing note written on February 13 - just five days later - by an unidentified senior DOJ official addressed to FBI agent Peter Strzok, FBI criminal division official Jonathan Moffa, the FBI Office of General Counsel and members of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia was also discovered.

Late Thursday night, Mr. Trump tweeted that the memos prove "there was no collusion and no obstruction", adding Comey "leaked classified information". "So now, we're going to see it done right".

"I was excited to read a book by somebody who I think is a fundamentally honest person", said Carlisle, who described himself as a "pretty far-left person".

"If they are not backing off, then the sanctions - and the punishments - have to be more severe", Romney said.

Several complaints noted that Mr. Comey informed Congress of the renewed email probe on October 28 but didn't yet have a warrant to search Weiner's laptop.

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The lawmakers also accused Comey of being "blind to biases" within the FBI and having "terrible judgment" with respect to his deputy Andrew McCabe - who was sacked after an investigation found that he had lied to Comey and to FBI agents about his role in leaks about a probe into the Clinton Foundation.

"Comey specifically said in public testimony that he did not coordinate with the DOJ for his July 2016 public recommendation not to pursue charges against Clinton", Fox News" Catherine Herridge reported.

Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press", Sen.

Collins pointed out how Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team had punted longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's case to the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of NY, instead of handling it as part of the Russian Federation probe.

"I can not imagine why an FBI Director would seek to essentially cash in on a book when the investigation is very much alive".

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