There has been heavy speculation about what conversations James Comey may have had with President Trump. In May, The New York Times revealed that Comey had written memos about his conversations with Trump.
Comey told the Senate panel that he wrote those memos because “he was honestly concerned that (the president) might lie.” The Hill reported:
‘The memos reportedly include a description of one private conversation with Trump when he allegedly asked Comey to end an investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had been fired for allegedly misleading the vice president about his contacts with the Russian ambassador, according to the Times report.’
Several media outlets have tried to obtain the memos, but have been denied. The FBI says:
‘The records responsive to your request are law enforcement records. There is a pending or prospective law enforcement proceeding relevant to these responsive records, and release of the information… could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.’
USA Today, CNN, The New York Times, and a conservative group called Judicial Watch have all sued the FBI to release those documents. CNN argued that the refusal “constitutes a violation of the federal Freedom of Information Act.”
Comey wrote a memo regarding a Feb. 14 meeting he had with the president. In this memo, he recalls Trump saying:
‘I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.’
Comey’s friend, Columbia University professor, Daniel Richman, leaked a copy of the memo to The New York Times on his behalf. He then returned it to the FBI.
Three months after the investigation, Trump fired Comey and then told Russian officials:
‘I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.’
The highly sought after memos may not be surfacing anytime soon, and are currently in the hands of special prosecutor, Robert Mueller.
America and the rest of the world are waiting with popcorn to see how big of an iceberg it takes to finally sink the Trumptanic.
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