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Congress Releases James Comey's Memos On Donald Trump

Congress Releases James Comey's Memos On Donald Trump

This image released by CBS shows former FBI Director James Comey, left, with host Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in NY. In one briefing, Comey let Trump know that the Russians allegedly had videotapes of him with Russian prostitutes peeing on each other.

After he was sacked by Trump, Comey testified before the Senate a year ago that he provided memos to "a friend" - Columbia Law School professor Daniel Richman - to read to the New York Times in hopes it would prompt the appointment of a special counsel to lead the Russian Federation investigation. "He wakes up in the morning.I'm out there living my best life, he wakes up in the morning and tweets at me".

For his part, Trump repeatedly hurled insulting tweets at Comey in the run-up to the release, challenging accusations made in the book and the author's integrity.

In a memo dated 14 February 2017, Comey says Trump complained during an Oval Office meeting about classified information being leaked to the media.

The White House has said President Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels. Flynn is now cooperating with Mueller's investigators.

The memos show Trump's distress at a dossier of allegations examining potential ties between him and his aides and the Kremlin.

"He told you he'd had a personal conversation with President Putin about hookers?"

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"I don't crave to be known", Comey told Remnick, and added that he would feel more comfortable "not doing something like this", but that he has to promote his book. "'They spend a couple days in jail, make a new friend, and they are ready to talk'". The Comey memo confirms his good judgment.

The memos offer some additional details of the then-FBI director's interactions with the president, but they largely corroborate Mr Comey's account of the key events that have been public for nearly a year.

That Mr Comey wrote these memos shortly after the events in question either provides damning substantiation of his claims of possible presidential obstruction of justice and improper pressure or proves the then-director was out to get Mr Trump from the start.

What does Trump think of Comey?

James Comey has said that he doesn't dislike Donald Trump, but pities him instead. But in a January 7, 2017 email comprising the first memo he wrote, Comey explained he was "not convinced of the suitable classification have plumped for solution".

Throughout his legal career Comey was involved in numerous high-profile cases; he helped put Martha Stewart behind bars for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted New York's Gambino crime family.


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