FORMER US ATTORNEY GENERAL MICHAEL MUKASEY spoke with Laura Ingraham about Jim Comey’s memos. He says that the moment Comey walked out of the FBI with the memos from his conversations with President Trump, he was in hot water because the memos are considered classified documents:
Mukasey: I think we ought to put to rest something one of your guests said in the last segment about how well the memos weren’t marked classified at the time. They were classified as soon as he wrote them. I had an experience when I started as AG of taking notes at a meeting at a top secret procedure. And when I got up to leave the meeting my then chief of staff leaned over and wrote in big block letters at the top TS/SCI meaning “top secret, secured compartmentalized information.” In other words, those weren’t my notes, those were the government’s notes. And those weren’t Mr. Comey’s memos, those were the government’s memos.
PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED:
COMEY SPEWS BS TO JAKE TAPPER – CAN’T REMEMBER HOW MANY MEMOS THERE ARE? REALLY?
Fired FBI Director Comey appeared on CNN with Jake Tapper. He’s his usual arrogant self but what he says at the 3:20 point in the interview will send America’s BS meter into overdrive. Note that he states he doesn’t know how many memos he may have written. What? How can he not know that? Also, note that Tapper goes after Comey for saying “it’s possible” that President Trump was compromised by the Russians. Tapper says, “it’s also possible there’s life on other planets.”
The more Comey talks, the more the American people discover that he’s a liar and a total BS’er. His lawyer might want to tell him to zip it but we want him to keep on talking.
THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW AMERICA FEELS ABOUT COMEY – NOTE IT’S A CNN POLL:
This poll should tell you all you need to know. pic.twitter.com/FZwWNQUi2b
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) April 18, 2018
IN CASE YOU MISSED THE FOCUS GROUP BACKFIRE ON COMEY AND HOW TRUMP SUPPORTERS FEEL ABOUT HIM:
MEMOS SENT TO CONGRESS BY DOJ:
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) April 19, 2018
THE SPIN IS COMING BACK TO BITE THE DEEP STATE!
The Justice Department provided the memos to several members of Congress Thursday after the chairmen of three relevant committees last week threatened to subpoena the documents. Congress swiftly leaked the memos, and the Associated Press posted them online.
Republican Reps. Bob Goodlatte, Devin Nunes, and Trey Gowdy—the committee chairmen who demanded the memos’ release to Congress—Thursday night issued a joint statement arguing that the memos reveal Comey as a partisan who was most concerned about protecting himself.
The chairmen said the memos also show that Comey never felt “obstructed or threatened” in his work even as he went to “great lengths to set dining room scenes, discuss height requirements, describe the multiple times he felt complimented, and myriad other extraneous facts.”
The chairmen also argued that the memos show Comey had two different standards for his interactions with high-ranking administration officials.
“He chose not to memorialize conversations with President Obama, [former] Attorney General Lynch, Secretary Clinton, [former FBI Deputy Director] Andrew McCabe or others, but he immediately began to memorialize conversations with President Trump,” they said in their statement.
The chairmen also took issue with Comey’s decision to orchestrate a leak of at least one of the memos, through a friend, to the New York Times after his firing.
“Former Director Comey leaked at least one of these memos for the stated purpose of spurring the appointment of Special Counsel, yet he took no steps to spur the appointment of Special Counsel when he had significant concerns about the objectivity of the Department of Justice under Attorney General Loretta Lynch,” the lawmakers wrote.
“As we have consistently said, rather than making a criminal case for obstruction or interference with an ongoing investigation, these memos would be Defense Exhibit A should such a charge be made,” they concluded.