Four of the notes are classified and have been partially redacted, and three of them are unclassified. The memos obtained by the AP were unclassified, though some portions were blacked out as classified.
How did Giuliani – the former federal prosecutor and New York City mayor who served as one of Trump’s most prominent campaign surrogates – know that Comey was about to drop the announcement that may have ensured Trump’s election?
Congress and then leaked to the media Thursday night. Trump later brought up the leaks again and Comey “said something about the value of putting a head on a pike as a message”. In doing so he has provided Republicans fodder to defend Trump.
Trickier is Comey’s attempt to justify his actions surrounding the investigation of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails and the private, unsecured server she used to communicate with staff on relatively high-level matters.
“The writing of the book in general and then some of the things that he’s talking about are just frankly beneath the dignity of some really important offices he once held”, he said on Fox news.
McCabe says he told Comey that he had authorized FBI officials to share information with the reporter – specifically, details of a heated phone conversation with a senior Justice Department official – in order to push back against a story he felt was going to be unfair to the bureau and inaccurate.
“I replied by saying, ‘I agree he is a good guy, ‘ but said no more”, Comey writes.
Flynn was eventually fired for misleading Vice-President Mike Pence and others about the details of a conversation with a Russian ambassador.
Comey said that he answered Priebus’ question, but first told him that it was “the kind of question that had to be asked and answered through established channels”.
The tirade followed news accounts of Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership”, which paints a deeply unflattering picture of Trump, comparing him to a mob boss who stresses personal loyalty over the law and has little regard for morality or truth. The dossier contained wildly graphic and lurid allegations that Trump was being blackmailed by the Kremlin with footage of him with Russian prostitutes.
The new personnel additions come as the FBI mulls an investigation into Mr Trump’s long-term lawyer Michael Cohen after the agency raided his home and offices earlier this month.
Comey’s memos about his interactions with Trump constitute a central part of the Russian Federation investigation.
Pushed Comey to release a statement that Trump was not being investigated.
Justice officials had allowed some politicians to view the memos but had never provided copies to Congress. Mr Boyd wrote that the department had also provided the memos to several Senate committees. “And I think some of them – I know when I created some of them, they were classified, but I don’t know how many of that group”.
Romania will soon move its embassy to Jerusalem, Liviu Dragnea, the president of the Chamber of Deputies and a member of Romania’s ruling party said Thursday.