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Pressure to Release Comey Memos May Have Backfired on GOP

23 April, 2018, 13:00 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Pressure to Release Comey Memos May Have Backfired on GOP

Top GOP lawmakers said Thursday that James Comey's newly released memos documenting his conversations with President Trump reflect his own "terrible judgment" and political bias, even as Democrats use the juicy details to tarnish Trump.

But Trump's selection of what to believe and disbelieve appears to be purely self-serving, rather than evidence-based. "Because we believe that those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American, we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately".

"President Obama was sending messages and receiving messages on Hillary Clinton's private email server", Mukasey said.

Lest one imagines an elaborate conspiracy to fabricate detailed conversations, the memos confirm what Trump has long denied: that he pressured Comey to drop the investigation into then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation, and that he repeatedly demanded Comey's personal loyalty.

"The Department of State is prepared to take appropriate administrative action for any instances of mishandling of classified information in accordance with our own internal processes", Starr wrote in a message dated February 8, 2016, according to Fox News.

Liu was criticized during her Senate confirmation hearing past year when it was revealed that she met with Trump at least once while being considered for the post - an unprecedented step in the process for potential USA attorney nominees.




"The infamous golden showers in Russian Federation came up over and over again with his meetings with Trump".

"We won't know for sure until the inspector general has concluded his investigation about what all the facts are for sure".

In one case, according to Comey, he "said it really bothered him if his wife had any doubt about it". The Oval Office pull-aside to ask if the director could back off the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

"This is a senior Federal Bureau of Investigation official". "I was a fan of pursuing leaks aggressively but that going after reporters was tricky, for legal reasons and because (the Justice Department) tends to approach it conservatively". Devin Nunes, R-Calif., Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.

On Thursday, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's lawyer confirmed that the DOJ Inspector General had made a criminal referral for his client. The investigation is about who leaked sensitive information to The Wall Street Journal in 2016. There was a lone protester Friday outside the Harris Theater, a pro-Trumper in an fish suit alleging that Comey's behavior had been fishy.

"I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting so I thought it important to document", Comey told senators in a hearing last June, a month after Trump fired him. "How does this stuff get out" kind of thing?" "Strzok and Page were also accused of interfering in the Clinton investigation".

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