Comey's memos on Trump revealed

  • Comey's memos on Trump revealed

Comey's memos on Trump revealed

The president's ire was compounded when Flynn scheduled a return call six days after Putin first called, the official said.

In a memo dated March 1, 2017, Comey said that President Trump agreed with the need for the FBI to conduct a thorough investigation. They predicted that the memos would help investigators piece together a case against Mr. Trump and his associates.

Yet Trump and Comey were clearly on the same page about leaks, even if they weren't quite in agreement on whom to hold accountable for them.

The investigation concerned a number of complaints against Comey for his handling of the agency's investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, many of which claimed he had interfered in the 2016 election in which she was the Democratic candidate for president.

Trump said Flynn has "judgement issues" for not telling him an important world leader called until six days later. Last month, disregarding a warning from his senior advisers, Trump congratulated Putin on his reelection, despite concerns about the openness of the electoral process.

President Donald Trump appears to be trying to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation by suggesting it was prompted by "illegally leaked" memos.

And to top it off, on Friday the Democratic Party filed a lawsuit in NY alleging the Trump campaign, the Russian government and WikiLeaks conspired to skew the 2016 presidential election toward the Republican.

The book, and the memos released by Congress, add support to allegations Trump wanted to suppress the Russian Federation probe and fired Comey because of it. Trump was furious that phone conversations he had with the leaders of Mexico and Australia were leaked the media. The memos showed that Comey never wrote "that he felt obstructed or threatened", said Rep. Scott has already weighed in on the memos, which you can read in his post or here, and Paul has noted the reaction of Bob Goodlatte, Trey Gowdy and Devin Nunes.

"Trump and the Republicans have sought to undermine Mueller's probe by discrediting him and his team as biased and corrupt But Comey's new book,"A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership", has deflected questions back to the president".

In the other, Comey redacted parts that he knew were classified to protect that information before he handed the documents over to the law prof, Daniel Richman, who passed them along to The New York Times.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) is now investigating Comey's leaks of classified information, as well as his controversial handling of the Clinton email investigation in which he took the unorthodox step to announce that that he recommended no criminal prosecution despite having initially found her guilty of gross negligence in handling classified material, a criminal offense; normally the FBI investigates, while the determination of whether to prosecute is a decision reserved to the DOJ. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive topic.

The Comey memos provided to Congress on Thursday and obtained by CNN include documentation of seven conversations he had with Trump from January 7, 2017, through April 11, 2017. "I don't think so", the president tweeted. "So, I think this is probably a benefit to the president rather than a detriment".

"He replied that he needed loyalty and expected loyalty".

Comey might be better seen in the light of Washington Under Trump, where other top officials expected to fade into the background have instead become powerfully vocal anti-Trump forces: former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (a Comey pal) and former CIA directors Michael Hayden and John Brennan.