By: Brian Evans

Redacted memos written by the former FBI Director James Comey were published online on Thursday evening. They include the seven memos Comey wrote stemming from nine conversations he had with President Donald Trump during his time at the FBI.

 

The redacted Comey Memo 15-page document was provided to Congress by the Justice Department on Thursday. The un-redacted Memo’s are supposed to be provided to Congress on Friday.

 

Fox Business' Edward Lawrence has the latest details on the contents of the Comey memo

Fox News reported on Thursday night that…

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.; House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said in a joint statement that Comey’s memos “show the President made clear he wanted allegations of collusion, coordination, and conspiracy between his campaign and Russia fully investigated.

They went on to say that…

“The memos also made clear the ‘cloud’ President Trump wanted lifted was not the Russian interference in the 2016 election cloud, rather it was the salacious, unsubstantiated allegations related to personal conduct leveled in the dossier” compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., disagreed, tweeting that the memos “are further proof of Trump’s contempt for the rule of law.

Nancy Pelosi tweeted out on April 19, 2018 that…

The release of #Comey Memos are further proof of @realDonaldTrump’s contempt for the rule of law. His attempts to intimidate, circumvent the law & undermine integrity of law enforcement investigations demand immediate action to protect the Mueller investigation. #FollowTheFacts

Nunes, Gowdy, and goodlatte said that Comey…

 “never wrote that he felt obstructed or threatened,” adding that while Comey “went to great lengths to set dining room scenes, discuss height requirements, describe the multiple times he felt complimented, and myriad other extraneous facts, he never once mentioned the most relevant fact of all, which was whether he felt obstructed in his investigation.”

Furthermore, during Trump’s and Comey’s dinner on Jan. 28 dinner in the Green Room, Comey wrote that Trump ..

“thought maybe he should ask me to investigate” salacious allegations “to prove [the dossier] was a lie.”

An important piece, because why would Trump (if he was guilty), ask Comey to investigate the dossier if it were true.

Now, The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence published this statement tonight:

Today House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Ca.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) issued the following statement:

“We have long argued former Director Comey’s self-styled memos should be in the public domain, subject to any classification redactions. These memos are significant for both what is in them and what is not.

Former Director Comey’s memos show the President made clear he wanted allegations of collusion, coordination, and conspiracy between his campaign and Russia fully investigated. The memos also made clear the ‘cloud’ President Trump wanted lifted was not the Russian interference in the 2016 election cloud, rather it was the salacious, unsubstantiated allegations related to personal conduct leveled in the dossier.

The memos also show former Director Comey never wrote that he felt obstructed or threatened. While former Director Comey went to great lengths to set dining room scenes, discuss height requirements, describe the multiple times he felt complimented, and myriad other extraneous facts, he never once mentioned the most relevant fact of all, which was whether he felt obstructed in his investigation.

The memos also make certain what has become increasingly clear of late: former Director Comey has at least two different standards in his interactions with others. He chose not to memorialize conversations with President Obama, Attorney General Lynch, Secretary Clinton, Andrew McCabe or others, but he immediately began to memorialize conversations with President Trump. It is significant former Director Comey made no effort to memorialize conversations with former Attorney General Lynch despite concerns apparently significant enough to warrant his unprecedented appropriation of the charging decision away from her and the Department of Justice in July of 2016.

These memos also lay bare the notion that former Director Comey is not motivated by animus. He was willing to work for someone he deemed morally unsuited for office, capable of lying, requiring of personal loyalty, worthy of impeachment, and sharing the traits of a mob boss. Former Director Comey was willing to overlook all of the aforementioned characteristics in order to keep his job. In his eyes, the real crime was his own firing.

The memos show Comey was blind to biases within the FBI and had terrible judgment with respect to his deputy Andrew McCabe. On multiple occasions he, in his own words, defended the character of McCabe after President Trump questioned McCabe.

Finally, former Director Comey leaked at least one of these memos for the stated purpose of spurring the appointment of Special Counsel, yet he took no steps to spur the appointment of Special Counsel when he had significant concerns about the objectivity of the Department of Justice under Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

As we have consistently said, rather than making a criminal case for obstruction or interference with an ongoing investigation, these memos would be Defense Exhibit A should such a charge be made.”

In all, the Comey memos seem to indicate that President Trump was becoming increasingly frustrated, as the FBI was refusing to vindicate Trump’s innocence, and that Trump wanted his, and his Administration’s innocence to be proven. However, with evidence and Comey’s testimony this past weekend on national television, one thing is very clear. Comey certainly had it out for President Trump, and has placed a bullseye on the Trump Administration in his bid to bring a Progressive back into the White House.

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