Donald Trump accuses former Federal Bureau of Investigation head James Comey of breaking law
- Author: Adam Floyd Apr 23, 2018,
Apr 23, 2018, 13:34
The seven documents in question, which detail seven conversations between Trump and Comey, are supposedly a central part of the investigation of the so-called Russian plot, which after the dismissal of Comey passed into the hands of special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
Sessions not only is a bystander to the Russian Federation probe and but also has been weakened by constant disparagement that comes from the Oval Office.
CHANG: If the White House stays out of things. Justice Department officials declined to comment Thursday.
Former FBI director James Comey appeared at Revolution Hall in Portland Saturday to talk about his new book "A Higher Loyalty". Now, the president's allies in Congress have joined in applying pressure on him. But Rosenstein came up Friday. In an ABC News interview on Sunday, Comey said Trump was a risky and "morally unfit" leader doing "tremendous damage" to USA institutional and cultural norms. The founders of the United States were deathly afraid of overcentralized government power and saw the press as the bulwark against despotism and corruption. I'm not the discipline decision-maker in the case.
Details from some memos were made public in media accounts in the days after he was sacked. They buttress the testimony he gave a year ago. Those views of Mr. Comey have flipped now, as he's touring the country promoting a new book and criticizing President Trump.
The president has seized the opportunity.
Late Thursday night, Trump tweeted that the memos "show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION".More news: All Blacks Sevens win over Fiji at Commonwealth Games
Comey, told Trump that he was "eager to find leakers and would like to nail one to the door as a message", but explained that prosecuting reporters was "tricky".
"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 memo said.
The disagreement involves conflicting recollections about a conversation the two men had after an October 2016 Wall Street Journal story about an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
McCabe told the inspector general's office that he told Comey after the article was published that he had allowed the officials to share information about the call and that Comey responded that it was a "good" idea to rebut a one-sided narrative.
Like Comey, McCabe also has been a frequent target of the president.
In another memo, Comey recounts a private White House dinner in which Trump pointed his fingers at his head and complained that Flynn, his embattled national security adviser, "has serious judgment issues".
McCabe is bitter at the treatment from the president and his allies.
"As you know, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has been investigating allegations that you violated the Hatch Act when you made public statements and other communications about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) investigation into former Secretary Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server", Ms. Hamrick wrote.