Trump Slams Comey's Leaked Memos Showing Putin Pimping Pros & Comey 'Comedy'

Update 3: President Trump is up late tonight, we suspect reading through former FBI Director Comey's leaked memos as he exclaims: "James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION."

Trump is also quick to remind Americans of one of the reasons he fired him: "Also, he leaked classified information," and ended with a jab at the endless farce: "WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?"

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Update 2: Less than an hour after Comey's memos were released by DOJ to Congress, the 15 pages have miraculously "become available" to The Associated Press. Given that no source is provided, we assume they were leaked with the intent to embarrass President Trump.

Comey's memos detail private dinner conversations with the President in January 2017, during which Trump asked him to pledge his loyalty.

Another conversation about former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is also detailed in the memos. In a memo dated Jan. 28, 2017, Comey recounted a dinner he had with Trump at the White House shortly after the president's inauguration. Trump asked Comey who he thought he should be in contact with in the administration, and Comey mentioned the national security adviser.

The president said Flynn had “serious judgment issues," Comey wrote in his memo. Trump then explained to Comey that when the president had complimented British Prime Minister Theresa May on being the first to congratulate him on his election, Flynn interjected that another leader had called first. That was the first time Trump learned of the other leader’s call, Comey wrote.

President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press.

“I did not comment at any point during this topic and there was no mention or acknowledgement of any FBI interest in or contact with General Flynn,” Comey wrote.

As The Hill adds, a couple days after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, the president tweeted that he “had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI.” The tweet was reportedly written by his personal lawyer at the time, John Dowd. Legal experts speculated that if Trump knew Flynn had lied to the FBI and then asked Comey to drop the investigation, it could constitute obstruction of justice.

Then there's the hookers...

President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin told him, "We have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world."

Comey says the comment came during a brief meeting with Trump at the White House in February 2017. Comey says Trump told him that the "hookers thing" was nonsense - referring to allegations in a dossier about a possible encounter between Trump and Russian prostitutes in a Moscow hotel.

 

And finally, out of the blue, sheer Comey humor because in the very memos he leaks he says "I don't leak":

"I said I don't do sneaky things, I don't leak, I don't do weasel moves. I was not on anybody's side politically... The FBI leaks far less than people say."

 

15 pages of Comey memos here...

 

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Update 1: Confirming our earlier report, the Department of Justice has delivered both "redacted and unredacted" versions of the seven "Comey memos" pursuant to a request by Congressional investigators, and right before House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) was set to slap the DOJ with a subpoena for copies of the memos.

Recall in January, the FBI's chief FOIA officer, David Hardy, gave a sworn declaration to Judicial Watch in which he says that all seven of Comey's memos were classified at the time they were written, and they remain classified

We have a sworn declaration from David Hardy who is the chief FOIA officer of the FBI that we obtained just in the last few days, and in that sworn declaration, Mr. Hardy says that all of Comey's memos - all of them, were classified at the time they were written, and they remain classified. -Chris Farrell, Judicial Watch

Farrell points out, Comey mishandled national defense information when he "knowingly and willfully" leaked them to his Law Professor pal at Columbia University, Daniel Richman. 

It's also mishandling of national defense information, which is a crime. So it's clear that Mr. Comey not only authored those documents, but then knowingly and willfully leaked them to persons unauthorized, which is in and of itself a national security crime. Mr. Comey should have been read his rights back on June 8th when he testified before the Senate. 

Given that James Comey ostensibly leaked unredacted information to Richman, the DOJ's redactions would appear to confirm that Comey did in fact commit the federal crime of leaking classified information. 

Comey says he created the memos in order to contemporaneously document his interactions with President Trump - after he says he felt that the President may have tried to interfere with the FBI's investigation of former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn. The former FBI Director said he hoped that by leaking the memos, they would lead to the appointment of a special counsel - which is exactly what happened

The DOJ letter reads: 

This supplements our earlier response to your letter of April 13, 2018, requesting access to memoranda prepared by former FBI Director James B. Comey concerning conversations with President Trump. We are sending similar letters to chairmen of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Senate Committee on Judiciary, and the Senate Committee on Homeland
Security and Governmental Affairs, who have also requested access to these documents.

As noted in our earlier response, the Department previously allowed certain members to review the memoranda with the understanding that their content would not be further disclosed. In light of the unusual events occurring since the previous limited disclosure, the Department has consulted the relevant parties and concluded that the release of the memoranda to Congress at this time would not adversely impact any ongoing investigation or other confidentiality interests of the Executive Branch. This decision does not alter the Department's traditional obligation to protect from public disclosure witness statements and other documents obtained during an ongoing investigation.

Therefore, pursuant to your request, we are providing the requested memoranda in both redacted and unredacted formats for your convenience. Consistent with your request, we are providing an unclassified version of the documents redacted to remove any classified information. The unclassified version of the documents is enclosed. The unredacted documents are classified, and we will provide those in a separate, secure transmittal to the House Security office tomorrow. Members of your committees will be able to view the classified transmittal in the House Security office.

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Earlier:

Faced with the threat of a subpoena, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly ready to hand over copies of former FBI Director James Comey's memos detailing his interactions with President Trump, reports Bloomberg as well as CNN Justice Reporter Laura Jarrett.

The memos - leaked to the New York Times through Comey pal and Columbia Law professor Daniel Richman, were a major catalyst in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

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James Comey and Columbia Law professor Daniel Richman

As reported Wednesday by The Hill, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) was expected to subpoena the Department of Justice as early as this week in order to obtain copies of seven memos Comey created. 

The chairman on Wednesday notified the ranking Democrat, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), that a subpoena is forthcoming. Under Judiciary committee rules, the chairman must consult the ranking member two business days “before issuing any subpoena” — suggesting that the move is imminent.

The order comes after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asked three powerful House lawmakers — Goodlatte, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) — to give him extra time to consult with the "relevant parties" on whether he can make the memos available to them. -The Hill

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein seemingly began to stall on the requested document delivery - telling lawmakers on Monday that the Comey memos may be related to an "ongoing investigation," and that they may "report confidential presidential communications," meaning that Congressional investigators have a "legal duty to evaluate the consequences of providing access to them." 

Ranking Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY) backed Rosenstein's pushback earlier in the week, calling the GOP's imminent subpoena as political "theater" which may interfere with Mueller's investigation. 

"The Comey memos are key to the Special Counsel’s work. Pursuant to long-standing Department policy and absent any satisfactory accommodation, the Department of Justice cannot simply hand over evidence that is part of an ongoing criminal investigation," Nadler said.

If House Republicans refuse any accommodation short of the Department of Justice handing over custody of these documents  —which it cannot do — I fear the Majority will have manufactured an excuse to hold the Deputy Attorney General in contempt of Congress. If they succeed in tarnishing the Deputy Attorney General, perhaps they will have given President Trump the pretext he has sought to replace Mr. Rosenstein with someone willing to do his bidding and end the Special Counsel’s investigation," he added.

In a Monday response from Rosenstein, the Deputy AG referenced a 77-year-old opinion of Attorney General Robert Jackson who wrote "all investigative reports are confidential documents of the executive department and that congressional and public access thereto would not be in the public interest," while pointing to a long list of his predecessors who agreed. 

"Investigative reports include leads and suspicions, and sometimes even the statements of malicious or misinformed people. Even though later and more complete reports exonerate the individuals, the use of particular or selected reports might constitute the grossest injustice, and we all know that a correction never catches up with an accusation,” Jackson argued at the time.

Comments

FireBrander VWAndy Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:55 Permalink

Comey is a HUGE dumbass; should have just kept his mouth shut and walked away with the money...but NOOOOO!...had to run around proclaiming what a Superior being/victim he is and how Trump is the Criminal...what a delusional, total, fuckhead...he believes his own lies and thinks we're all stupid enough to be conned into believing them too; if he only cries loud, and long, enough about it.

Hang him and his "crew" Mr. Sessions!

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jcaz FireBrander Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:02 Permalink

Yep- for a guy that fancies himself as "the smartest person in the room", Comey has been a complete dumbass thru all of this.....  Combination of hubris and insecurity. 

Remind us again that you're a 6ft 8 inch boyscout, Jimbo.......

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macholatte The_Juggernaut Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:24 Permalink

 

Trump’s BIGGEST single mistake was failing to fire Sessions after Sessions recused himself. We now know Sessions is Trump's Judas Iscariot .

How about the very well documented and obvious Collusion Crime:
1. Rosenstein is named assistant AG after Sessions recussed himself, on Rosenstein’s advice, from getting involved with any Trump campaign related investigations - here come the Trump campaign related investigations.
2. Rosenstein recommends that Comey be fired.
3. Trump fires Comey.
4.  Rosenstein recommends Wray, good buddy of Comey & Mueller, to be new FBI director.
4. Comey testifies that he leaked a memo (stuff he made up) because he knew it would trigger a special council to investigate the Trump campaign for Russia collusion (how did he know that? Part of the plan with Rosenstein?)
5.  Rosenstein appoints Mueller (good friend of Rosenstein & Comey) as the special prosecutor with open authority to investigate a suspected activity that was not a crime if it did exist.
6.  Rosenstein & Wray stonewall congressional investigations into DOJ & FBI criminality.
7.  Sessions refuses to appoint special council to investigate Hitlary and DOJ & FBI criminality.
8.  Sessions appoints John Huber, Obama appointee & swamp rat, to assist Inspector General without any power to subpoena or seat a Grand Jury.
9.  Stormy Daniels is used to demoralize Trump and is assisted by FBI. Since when does the FBI get involved in the kind of civil actions raised by a prostitute?
10.  Michael Cohen is raided by FBI regarding an issue that should be reserved for state court. Attorney client privilege is violated. This alone is a criminal act but nobody to prosecute it.
11.  Judge appointed to hear the Cohen case is Prog Hack & Soros-Clinton crony.
               
Conclusion: Sessions, Rosenstein, Comey, Wray and Mueller colluded to assist the “Soros-Clinton-Obama Resistance” to thwart all efforts to indict Clintons and Obama and expose the corruption at the FBI, DOJ and State Dept.

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nmewn blanketof ash Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:29 Permalink

I think some anonymous someone around here who is NOT in a position to know (lol) said matter-of-factly...that these are not "Comey memo's"...they are government property.

And Comey (ignorant fucktard that he is) consumed with his own personal vitriol towards Trump assumed they were his? (while he was in the employ of the federal government no less) and then...

...NOW WAIT FOR IT!...

gave them to a civilian, a non-employee of the federal government, for the expressed under oath purpose of, these classified government documents be given to...

...the NYT's...

...so that...

...a "special prosecutor" would be appointed (Mueller) to "investigate something"...but not him being the untrustworthy, seditious rat (which Trump instinctively knew he was) that he is...oh no no no...to investigate fucking trailer trash porn stars and Melania's shoe size perhaps?!

Then...lol...this is rich...the DoJ stonewalls the production of those same copies, to Congress for it's review in a formal investigation AFTER a civilian (Daniel Richman) and God only knows who in the Alinsky media and their reptilian allies has read this CLASSIFIED MATERIAL...under what pretense?

Lock the doors and set the fucking place on fire, it's really the only way to be sure all the roaches have been exterminated.

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Vilfredo Pareto bigkahuna Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:17 Permalink

Most of us just trying to do our jobs and get by hate the manipulative backstabbing types who write up self serving memos of conversations.  That type is always a troublemaker in my experience.  If I am ever on a jury and some doofus comes in with memos he created that in itself already impeaches his testimony versus the guy who walks in without personal memos.  The memo writer has already outted himself as someone who was trying to find an angle for a lawsuit. 

 

 You doofus memo writers get zilch and you have to pay the honest person's legal expenses if I can convince the jury to do so 

 

 

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Oldwood Stan522 Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:30 Permalink

You can bet Comey was encouraged to do the book and tour by appealing to his self righteous nature under the implied sense that he would be given protection from legal action, just like all of these rats have become to believe. It is the very nature of CORRUPTION, criminal acts without consequence.

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SirBarksAlot Lumberjack Thu, 04/19/2018 - 23:54 Permalink

IMHO they are using the same strategy that the Catholic Church used to keep the information in the Dead Sea Scrolls from being released, because it was to their benefit to keep them secret.  They just refused to release them.

That is exactly what this entire case was, just a delaying tactic to keep the real criminals from being investigated and locked up.  That's probably why they tell Trump he is not the subject of the investigation.  So, he'll allow them to go on and on, forever, hoping will ever happen to them.

 

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gregga777 vato poco Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:17 Permalink

I sincerely hope that James "Hillary's Bitch" Comey ends up doing time on his knees in the showers in some Feral Super Max prison. He can be sucking off Hector Peña and friends while Tyrone Washington and friends bang his sorry ass. Hopefully, Pansy Andy McCabe, Peter "Bumpkin Eater" Strzok and Brucey Ohr will be there alongside him on their knees, too. The only downside to those wishes is that those Weasel faggots will probably be enjoying every minute of it.

 

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GUS100CORRINA vato poco Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:15 Permalink

Trump Slams Comey's Leaked Memos Showing Putin Pimping Pros & Comey 'Comedy'

My response; Most of fhe LEADERSHIP at coth DOJ and FBI belong in GITMO. In addition, 90% of CONGRESS should be GITMO as well.

Choose wisely AMERICA in the upcoming midterm election because the days are EVIL, EVIL, and EVIL.

LET JUSTICE BE SERVED SWIFTLY AND JUSTLY. I am tired of seeing the three-ring circus on display in Washington every single day!!!!!
 

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J S Bach strannick Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:49 Permalink

"The DOJ Delivers Comey Memos To Congress"

Yes.  And every lickspittle politician in our "representative" congress will respond to whichever string their prospective donating handler pulls.  True justice simply cannot be served in a system where money powers prevail.  In this corrupt system, those with the money and influence will ALWAYS dictate the outcome.

Without a moral foundation (i.e. the original Founders' ethos), this great experiment in self-governance known as the United States of America will ultimately fail.  Our heritage and essence have been compromised by (((outside influences))) to the point where a majority of citizenry are incapable of adjudicating events based on an innate sense of right and wrong.  Their new-found religions - moral relativism and monied-wealth - disarm their only possible defense.  It is utterly surreal.  When God finally awakens from His slumber and reads this chapter of His Creation's history, He will curse the fact that He didn't put a backup battery in His alarm clock.

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SocratesSolves J S Bach Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:02 Permalink

Like your thinking on this and other posts. 

Bach means "brook" in German. Beethoven heard this and he said, "no, ocean". 

Just Bach alone is a single 'Gentile' that puts the whole of Judaism to shame with his spirit and intelligence. 

The Satanic Judaic and its terrible morphing in Zionism is the foremost problem on the World Stage that must be burned down and reformed. The Jews were always only after money, as Mark Twain pointed out in his fair essay. Why? The world needs to solve the problem now. It will be solved. No longer will the burned down and reformed Jewish Religion look upon non-Jews as "cattle". 

Your observations are right. Money must now come under the power of morality. 

And boy will it. But up until this point there has never been a "World Law". However, there is one now emerging, from the unconscious, the source of God and the connection through which we all share. 

The alarm clock has already been heard. It's coming. Right now in fact. The waking is underway. The great archetype has been dredged up from the deep. First, we have to finally understand why life exists. Then when we do, we can see the Great Law that comes with this archetype. Life simply exists to feel, and the Great World Law that comes with this knowledge revealed is: The Protection Children. 

Not only will the Satanic Judaic be burned down to the ground and reformed but there will also be tremendous changes in the Muslim and Christian Religions. For the first time in history, there is now a World Law to follow. Every holy book will follow it. Kids are first and foremost now. Religions and races are in the back seat. Every kid, is gold and off limits. 

When this worldwide fire, just now starting to ignite is over: not a single kid will ever again be killed in a war. Not a single kid will be molested. Not a single kid will be trafficked. 

This is where is was always going. All of that money will soon be confiscated and put to the right use. 

www.21stcenturyworldmessage.com 

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neversink MoreSun Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:17 Permalink

Idiot - Go back to to the rat infested gutter you were born in. 

Another idiot who believes that 14,000,000 Jews in the world that make up less than 2/1000 of one percent of the worlds population is responsible for all the world's problems. 

What a jerk..... As are so many of the jerks who post on ZH who probably agree with him....

 

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