The details were disclosed Thursday as the Justice Department released redacted versions of memos - some of which contained previously classified material - that Comey composed in the immediate aftermath of his interactions with Trump, a step he says he took because he was troubled by their conversations and anxious that the president might one day lie about them. Among the revelations is that Trump expressed concerns about Flynn's judgment weeks before he was forced to resign.
He goes on to ask: "Is that really the way life in America is supposed to work?"
"I was excited to read a book by somebody who I think is a fundamentally honest person", said Carlisle, who described himself as a "pretty far-left person".
Perhaps now realizing this, Trump on Wednesday took to Twitter to change his story: "Slippery James B. Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not fired because of the phoney Russian Federation investigation where, by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems)!" Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement Friday.
The letter alleges leaks of classified information by Comey, dishonest Federal Election Commission filings by Clinton, a "lack of candor" under oath by McCabe, threats of intimidation from Lynch to a former employee and other instances of misconduct. Therefore, the Special Council was established based on an illegal act?
"Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!" Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him last month, and the inspector general's office in recent weeks referred the matter to the USA attorney's office in Washington for a possible criminal investigation.
There have been a lot of questions about why Trump fired James Comey, ever since he announced to NBC's Lester Holt - incomprehensibly - that it was his decision, citing, by my count, at least a half-dozen different reasons.On Sunday night, that question was answered. "He had jeopardized the Department of Justice's credibility in the investigation", writes Comey.
Bromwich also suggested that the disagreement was not personal, though he did note that McCabe feels "very upset and disappointed" by some of Comey's comments.
Recently released emails show anti-Trump DOJ official Peter Strzok anxious that former President Barack Obama's public comments would impact the public's perception of the ongoing Hillary email investigation. They detail, for example, a February 2017 encounter in which Trump confronted Comey about the dossier. In the documents, Comey writes that the president asked for his loyalty and alluded to jailing journalists to help find leakers. "He replied by saying it may involve putting reporters in jail". Bromwich said McCabe's "memory is quite clear that he did inform Jim (Comey)", about the issue.
Priebus then asked if the bureau was wiretapping Flynn, according to the memo.
Ousted FBI boss Comey earlier took a swipe at the former president for those remarks in his new memoir and a Sunday interview promoting it. Comey said Obama's comments "jeopardized" the DOJ's credibility. Trump was concerned that McCabe held a vendetta against him for Trump criticizing him over McCabe's wife taking money from a PAC aligned with then-Virigina Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), a longtime ally of the Clintons.
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