- Judge James Boasberg of the US District Court for the District of Columbia said the government would need to give the memos to the court by January 18.
Judge to review former FBI director James Comey leaked memos before deciding whether to release to media outlets. The memos were written and leaked with a purpose to target President Trump.
Comey had 7 memos from 9 conversations he had with President Trump, with 4 out of 7 of the memos contained classified information.
A federal judge Thursday said he would look at the memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote about his interactions with President Donald Trump before deciding whether the Justice Department can withhold them from the public. It’s a signal that the judge may be skeptical of Justice’s argument that the Comey memos should stay confidential because their release could compromise the Russia probe.
Judge James Boasberg of the US District Court for the District of Columbia said the government would need to give the memos to the court by January 18. They’ll stay secret during that process and won’t be seen by the other side in the case.
Judicial Watch released a statement:
The court, in seeking to review the documents, shows it doesn’t trust the FBI or Justice Department’s representations about the infamous Comey memos. We hope now that Americans are one step closer to knowing the facts about these memos, which were written and leaked for pernicious purposes to target a sitting president with a criminal investigation. It’s high time they begin to see the light of day. We’re glad the court followed up on our specific suggestion that it review the documents directly.
Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell was on Lou Dobbs Tonight on FOX Business to discuss the anti-Trump text messages exchanged between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his DOJ lawyer mistress Lisa Page. Farrell pointed out that Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page ‘ were synchronizing their story to both the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and perhaps others’.
This is a case of them [Strzok and Page] I think trying to get out ahead of the problem because obviously Strzok is already, Strzok and his girlfriend are already in bad shape. But the text messages today show that they were synchronizing, they were first of all leaking, but then they were synchronizing their story to both the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and perhaps others, and that is a level of, ah, investigative misconduct and abuse of process that is off the charts.
TRUMP: HILLARY CLINTON JULY 4th FBI INTERVIEW – SHE DIDN’T TAKE AN OATH, NOT RECORDED NOR NOTES WERE TAKEN
- Trump: “Hillary Clinton had an interview, which she wasn’t sworn in. She wasn’t given the oath. They didn’t take notes. They didn’t record. It was done on the 4th of July weekend. That’s perhaps ridiculous, and a lot of people looked upon that as being a very serious breach.
- No collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians or Trump and Russians”
(CNSNews.com) – When asked whether he would be willing to meet with Special Counsel Robert Mueller without conditions, President Donald Trump pointed out that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not sworn in when she was interviewed by the FBI and they didn’t take notes or record the interview
During a joint White House press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Fox News White House Correspondent John Roberts asked, “Your legal team – sources have told us – believes that in the next few weeks the Special Counsel Robert Mueller will ask for some sort of an interview with you, your legal team believes as part of wrapping up his investigation.
“Are you open to meeting with him? Would you be willing to meet with him without condition or would you demand that a strict set of parameters be placed around any encounter between you and the special counsel?” Roberts asked.
“Again, John, there has been no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians or Trump and Russians – no collusion. When I watch you interviewing all the people leaving their committees, I mean the Democrats are all running for office, and they’re trying so say this that, but bottom line, they all say there’s no collusion,” Trump said.
“And there is no collusion, and when you talk about interviews, Hillary Clinton had an interview, which she wasn’t sworn in. She wasn’t given the oath. They didn’t take notes. They didn’t record. It was done on the 4th of July weekend. That’s perhaps ridiculous, and a lot of people looked upon that as being a very serious breach, and it really was, but again, I’ll speak to attorneys,” the president said.
WIKILEAKS: JOHN PODESTA WAS BRIEFED ON ‘GROSS NEGLIGENCE’ – A 10 YEAR JAIL FOR HILLARY – BEFORE FBI COMEY TEAM CHANGED THE PRHASE TO ‘EXTREMELY CARELESS’
According to Wikileaks, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, John Podesta, received an email from an advisor Tina Flournoy, former chief of staff to Bill Clinton, explaining the phrase “gross negligence” in regards to the FBI’s email investigation.
The email was sent before James Comey team removed the phrase from Hillary’s exoneration statement.
James Comey changed the wording from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless” in his final statement.
Gross negligence statutory language:
“Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document. . .relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer, Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”
( Daily Caller ) James Comey may have leaked at least one classified memo to a friend shortly after he was fired as FBI director.
That’s an assessment from Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, who wrote a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday demanding answers about the handling of memos that Comey wrote following his conversations with President Trump.
Grassley noted that he and his staff recently reviewed seven memos that Comey wrote after his meetings with Trump. Four of those documents contained information classified as “CONFIDENTIAL” or “SECRET.”
Grassley also pointed to past reporting that Comey gave four memos of his conversations with Trump to a friend, Columbia law professor Daniel Richman.
Read more: Grassley Drops A Bombshell About James Comey
BREAKING! REP. DEVIN NUNES WILL FINALLY RECEIVE ALL SUBPOENAED DOCS HE REQUESTED FROM FBI & DOJ ABOUT TRUMP-RUSSIA DOSSSIER
Confirmed! Despite of House Speaker Paul Ryan surprise meeting Wednesday with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray about the Russia investigation, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA)announces, before the midnight deadline, that he will receive all of the subpoenaed documents he requested from
#DOJ & #FBI over phony Trump dossier.
Nunes says House Intel has reached an agreement with DOJ regarding documents and witnesses, a list which includes Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr.
GOP Congressman Jim Jordan has 18 questions for the FBI regarding Russia investigation by witch hunt special counsel Robert Mueller:
18 questions in 2018 about Russia and the FBI. The American people deserve answers…