The former FBI Director, James Comey, has been stirring in the news lately. Between his new book where he bashes President Trump and his detailed 15-page memo is it any wonder, people are calling him a scorned ex-employee?
According to Fox New, President Trump late Thursday tweeted that the newly released memos written by former FBI Director James Comey “show clearly” no collusion with Russia in 2016 and no obstruction into the investigation.
The memos, which were written by Comey about his interaction with Trump, prove that the fired FBI director never felt obstructed, GOP lawmakers said. Many Democrats claim that Trump tried to hold up the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion leading up to the 2016 election.
“James Comey Memos just out show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?” Trump tweeted.
The notes were also telling about Comey himself, who claimed he once told Trump, “I don’t do sneaky things, I don’t leak, I don’t do weasel moves.” Despite this assurance, Comey did leak at least one memo to a professor friend of his shortly after he was fired in May. The professor then shared its contents with the New York Times. Comey later testified that he had hoped this would lead to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He got his wish with Robert Mueller.
Comey’s leaking has become the center of a debate in Washington about whether he acted improperly and created an unsound footing for the special counsel probe.
“Tragedy that a special counsel investigation was launched by leaking of the memos (which Comey has admitted). No basis in the memos to trigger a criminal investigation & it is to the discredit of [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein that he caved to the pressure of the media/Democrats & appointed Mueller,” tweeted Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., Thursday evening.