Here we go!
The Justice Department has finally agreed to release the fabled Comey memos to Congress. These memos, the subject of which was the basis for Comey’s self-serving memoir, supposedly contain information that’s damning of President Trump.
More importantly, the memos were used to set up the special counsel investigation, now being led by Robert Mueller.
Comey says he asked a friend to share content of his memo with a reporter because it would prompt special counsel https://t.co/I294rPNNjQ
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) June 8, 2017
Comey deliberately leaked these memos to a friend. Now we’re finally going to get to the bottom of what’s actually within them.
Politico just reported:
The Department of Justice is expected to send to Congress on Thursday afternoon copies of former FBI Director James Comey’s memos documenting his interactions with President Donald Trump, according to a source familiar with the department’s plans.
Comey has told lawmakers he drafted seven memos detailing his encounters with the president in person and on the phone. He has also publicly claimed that he felt pressured by Trump to back off the FBI’s pursuit of an investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia as well as into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
The memos are believed to be central to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump or his allies attempted to obstruct the Russia probe.
The Justice Department later today is expected to send Congress copies of the former FBI Director’s memos documenting his interactions with President Donald Trump https://t.co/AxABWGnncI pic.twitter.com/wc1KGvSnAz
— POLITICO (@politico) April 19, 2018
This could be big. Depending on what’s in these memos, the Mueller probe could appear justified, or be revealed to be a complete and utter farce. Whatever happens, Congress will get a firsthand look at exactly what Comey was thinking while dealing with President Trump.
I wouldn’t count on the substance of the memos to remain a secret from the public for very long either.
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