IG investigating Comey memos over classified information

The Fall of James Comey

The Fall of James Comey

President Donald Trump is defending his former national security adviser after the release of memos written by fired FBI Director James Comey. What stood out in the memos Comey drafted after each meeting with Trump was that the former business mogul had a odd obsession with protecting his reputation and information leaking to the public. Trump has accused the online retailer of unfair competition, claiming it is costing the U.S. Postal Service "billions of dollars". The three Republican members on the House Intelligence Committee who requested the memos be declassified called them "myriad [in] other extraneous facts".

It's not clear what in the memos led the president to reach the conclusion. 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.

After he was sacked, Comey gave four of the memos to his friend, Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman, to leak to the press past year.

He refers to the dossier prepared by an ex-British spy, which alleges Trump cavorted with prostitutes in a Russian hotel room in an effort to defile a bed where former President Barack Obama once slept.

Trump was right about McCabe, and while it took him longer to figure it out, he ultimately was right about Comey, too.

Putin bragged to Trump about Russian hookers.


He wanted the FBI to launch an investigation into disproving the Steele Dossier. Mueller is examining Russia's interference in the 2016 USA election, whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the race in his favor, and whether Trump sought to obstruct justice when he fired Comey last May.

Russian Federation wanted an apology from O'Reilly.

"The president said the "hookers thing" is nonsense but that Putin had told him "We have some of the most lovely hookers in the world".

Trump kept asking about Andrew McCabe.


Far from being cowed or embarrassed, Mr Trump's advisers have let it be known that they believe Mr Trump has "weathered the storm" stirred by the Comey publications - which has again brought Mr Trump's brand of plucky pugilism to the fore. The president was deeply concerned by how often private conversations made it to the press. He has said he feels conflicted about McCabe's legal problems given that the two men worked closely together. Trump said in one of a series of scorching Twitter messages, adding that Comey - now one of the Republican president's fiercest critics - had been a bad Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

"I did it that night as soon as I got home on my personal laptop and printed it out on my printer, created two copies", he said, recalling the process he followed after Trump asked him to make a pledge of loyalty to him during a dinner at the White House.

"He then said something about him being the kind of guy who didn't need to "go there" and laughed (which I understood to be communicating that he didn't need to pay for sex)".

The memos memorialized the top G-man's conversations with President Trump, and Comey said he wrote them so he'd have a contemporaneous record of the conversations in case the president denied them later.

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