The Comey Memos – Former FBI director James Comey’s memos from his talks with Donald Trump have been leaked, and while there wasn’t too much we already didn’t know about the Comey Memos, there were a few things worth highlighting within the #ComeyMemos.
The Comey memo details conversations he apparently had with President Donald J. Trump, On Thursday, the classified Comey memos (download here) were given to Congress while subsequently being leaked to the press, Fox News being the first. There are a few memos dating from January to April of 2017, including Comey’s first-ever meeting with President Trump and phone calls they had in March of the same year.
Here are six important things you need to know about the Comey memos:
1. The Comey Memos Were Leaked To Get A Special Counsel Appointed
Not long after Comey was fired, the former FBI director leaked the memos to who he said was a “close friend” so the mainstream media would have them and report on them, his plan was to prompt a special counsel investigation into his firing. The mainstream media believed the Comey memos validated their theories that Comey was close to nailing the President regarding the Russia investigation and Trump fired Comey to obstruct justice. but this turned out to be not true as Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee in June 2017, “I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.” no-where in the Comey memos suggest Trump was actually attempting to obstruct justice.
2. The Letter From The Department Of Justice Sent To Congress Suggests Parts Of The Comey Memo Were in-fact Classified
The former FBI director made the claim numerous times that he had not broken the law in any way, shape or form by showing the memos to a third party, Comey made the claim the memos were an unclassified personal “recollection,” therefore no laws were broken.
However, the letter from the DOJ to Congress clearly states: “Therefore, pursuant to your request, we are providing the requested memoranda in both redacted and unredacted formats for your convenience…The unredacted documents are classified, and we will provide those in a separate, secure transmittal to the House Security office tomorrow.” This strongly suggests Comey either didn’t realize the level of classification required of the memos, or simply did not care, but either way, he may have broken the law.
3. The DOJ Lied About The Importance Of The Comey Memos?
The Department Of Justice claimed the release of the Comey Memos would interfere with Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigation and refused to turn over the Comey memos when requested under the Freedom of Information Act, but there is absolutely nothing within the Comey memos that suggest this is true in any way, because it was true, it doesn’t make sense the DOJ would now release the memos to Congress, knowing just like everything else these days, they would be leaked within minutes.
4. The Comey Memo Doesn’t State Any Obstruction Whatsoever
In short, the memos never state that the former FBI Director felt obstructed or threatened, When the Comey memos were released, Reps. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and Trey Gowdy (R-SC) came out and said the memos: “show the President made clear he wanted allegations of collusion, coordination, and conspiracy between his campaign and Russia fully investigated.” Furthermore, the memos demonstrate that Trump didn’t want the Russia election interference investigation ended, but the suggestion that he had engaged in lewd personal conduct. And as the Congressmen point out, “ The memos also show former Director Comey never wrote that he felt obstructed or threatened.”
5. Comey Held President Trump To A Much Different Standard Than He Did with Obama Officials
James Comey admitted he interfered in an unprecedented way into Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email investigation, claiming he believed AG Loretta Lynch undercut the credibility of the Department Of Justice, however, he never recorded a single minute about in the Comey memos, instead he focused only on President Trump, as Nunes, Gowdy, Goodlatte’s Statement on Comey Memos says: “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…These memos also lay bare the notion that former Director Comey is not motivated by animus.” The former FBI Director also never even to tried to launch a special counsel investigation against Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton.
6. James Comey Defended Andrew McCabe On Numerous Occasions
The former FBI Director came to Andrew McCabe‘s defense the many times President Trump hit out at the deputy FBI Director, Comey claimed McCabe was professional at all times, but that seems to be coming back to bite him as McCabe looks as if he will be indicted for criminal activity for leaking information to the media without Comey’s or anyone’s permission.
Not only that, the Comey Memos have only damaged Comey rather badly, the memos show nothing of the sort that Trump was pressuring the former FBI director in any serious fashion, which makes the President right when he tweeted out this:
James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 20 April 2018
Source: Daily Wire/ Ben Shapiro