We ALL knew the second the James Comey memo’s where turned over to Congress they would be leaked….
They seem to serve Donald Trump no joy even though he see’s them getting him off the hook from possible collusion and obstruction , which he seems to be VERY worried about, eh?
And will probably help James Comey drop more angst on the guy who fired him while he was talking to people in a conference in California and never bothered to even call him directly …..(Comey, the FBI Director at the time , found out by looking at the crowd and getting pulled aside by staff)….
…from the Hill….
INSIDE THE MEMOS:
- Trump wanted absolution. Writing contemporaneously last year, Comey recalled informing Trump and congressional leaders that the president was not under investigation by the FBI. The president repeatedly urged Comey to go public with that information but the former FBI director never did.Comey writes at length about the salacious allegations included in the “Steele dossier,” and Trump’s reaction. Comey says he warned Trump that media outlets were looking for a “news hook” so they could report on allegations that Trump had been with Russian prostitutes. Trump was animated during the conversations, asserting that the allegations were false but noting that Russian president Vladmir Putinhad said to him:“We have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world.”Trump asked Comey to investigate the allegations, saying it would reassure First Lady Melania Trump. The president also threatened to sue ex-British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled the dossier, and joked about not being the kind of person who would ever have to pay for sex….
President Trump late Thursday night trumpeted the release of a series of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, claiming they exonerated him of allegations that he obstructed justice and colluded with Russia.
“James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION,” Trump tweeted. “Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?”
Comey’s memos have become a flashpoint in an increasingly bitter partisan fight on Capitol Hill tied to whether Trump tried to obstruct justice in the ongoing probe into possible ties between his campaign and Russia…..
Per Comey’s memo, dated Feb. 8, 2017 but revealed publicly for the first time Thursday, Trump made the comment in the context of denying salacious allegations leveled against him in a dossier compiled by a former British spy, which had become public just weeks earlier.
The memos, about 15 pages in all, track closely with Comey’s testimony to Congress last year about his interactions with Trump. The Justice Department delivered Comey’s memos to Congress on Thursday, one day after Republican lawmakers threatened to subpoena them.
The documents fill out a more detailed picture of what Comey thought and observed during his time with Trump. The then-FBI director describes feeling pressured by the president to pull back from the FBI’s investigation of his campaign’s contacts with Russia. They describe conversations about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Comey’s first encounter with Trump.
Late Friday, Trump tweeted: “James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?”….
From Trump before he realized that FBI Director James Comey wasn’t ‘loyal’ to HIM?…
Trump to Comey: “[Trump] replied that we need to go after the reporters…it may involve putting reporters in jail. They spend a couple days in jail. Make a new friend. And they are ready to talk.”