Former FBI director James Comey promotes new book at Revolution Hall

Former FBI director James Comey promotes new book at Revolution Hall

Kerry Wise
April 23, 2018

In an interview with NPR this week, Comey sided with the inspector general and seemed to say that McCabe had lied to investigators.

Former FBI Director James Comey includes accounts of people saying nice things about him in nearly every single memo he wrote about his private interactions with President Trump, to the point where they take on the feel of a teenage girl's diary.

The President has called the special counsel's probe a "witch hunt" as Mueller investigates whether Trump campaign associates colluded with Russian Federation and any instances of obstruction of justice in the process of the investigation. Therefore, the Special Council was established based on an illegal act? The 15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of interactions with Trump that Comey found so unnerving that he documented them in writing. The memos, which were obtained this week by the AP, were unclassified, though some portions were blacked out as classified.

"He repeated that it was a complete fabrication and "fake news", Comey wrote in one memo.

Among the disclosures in the memos is a February 8, 2017, encounter in which Trump confronted Comey about the contents of a dossier prepared by a former British intelligence agent purportedly describing Trump's involvement with prostitutes during a 2013 visit in Moscow. Trump then said that reporters should be jailed over the leaks. He said the legal team hasn't yet figured out when they're going to file the lawsuits and is working on making them "solid". Comey laughed as he walked out of the room, according to the memo. "One, always follow the Department of Justice's protocols and guidelines, which unfortunately James Comey did not do with the Hillary Clinton investigation, and he did not do when he leaked documents, which were FBI work documents to a friend of his, knowing that they would go to the press".

He took to twitter late Friday, saying Comey illegally leaked classified memos to the press, in order to spark the special counsel's investigation.

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Noting he's been the subject of 50 Trump tweets, Comey told "The Today Show", "I'm like a breakup (Trump) can't get over".

From attempted cover-ups to intentionally misleading investigations, many Clinton sympathizers and alleged anti-Trump conspirators could be facing serious consequences in the upcoming months. Yet only memos on Trump discussions appear to exist.

Trump, according to the memos, repeatedly denied the allegations and prodded Comey to help disprove them, while also recalling being told by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia has the most attractive prostitutes, it said. "This book is created to trick you into reading a leadership book", he said, noting that just three of 14 chapters are about the current president.

In the memo the identity of the first leader to call Mr Trump was blacked out as classified, but officials have now confirmed that it was Mr Putin. They were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.

At that point, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had already interviewed Flynn about his contacts with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and the Justice Department had already warned White House officials that they were concerned Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail. "That letter certainly had political consequences, but I don't see how you could construe it as political activity", he said.

Comey went on to say that Trump had a "corrosive" and "staining" effect on his employees, and the nation as a whole. The Oval Office pull-aside to ask if the director could back off the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.