Andrew McCabe's case referred to federal prosecutors

Andrew McCabe's case referred to federal prosecutors

Andrew McCabe's case referred to federal prosecutors

The memos also became evidence for a potential obstruction of justice case against Trump, after he allegedly pushed Comey to drop the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser, Mike Flynn. He has also publicly claimed that he felt pressured by Trump to back off the FBI's pursuit of an investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian Federation as well as into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Flynn is now cooperating with Mueller's investigators.

Comey also told Tapper that he doesn't dislike Trump, which he says his wife was not happy about.

In one memo, Comey described the dinner he had with the president in the Green Room at the White House.

Comey wrote several memos memorializing his interactions with Trump, which he says he wrote contemporaneously - right after meeting with the President.

"James Comey is an anti-Trump activist". Mr. Comey's comments have infuriated the president who has fired back that the former director was the worst in F.B.I. history.

At a later level, Comey wrote that Trump instructed him, "I would like loyalty".

"I like him very much as a person, but sometimes even good people do things they shouldn't do", Comey said.

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Comey provided extensive testimony about the contents of the memos past year before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Such referrals are not uncommon when the Justice Department IG has completed its work, but they don't automatically trigger any action.

FBI Director James Comey testifies during a House Judiciary Committee in March 2016. In the case of the first document, Comey describes how he had just come from seeing then-President-elect Trump in New York City and chose to draft an account of their conversation "less than five minutes after the meeting" in his official Federal Bureau of Investigation vehicle.

The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep.

In the first memo, Comey describes a conversation on January 6, 2017 in which Trump said he had conducted himself "honorably" and that he "had a great reputation".

"Sure, given that the IG's report reflects interactions that Andy McCabe had with me and other senior executives, I could well be a witness", Comey said.

In a statement to lawmakers, the Justice Department said it had redacted classified information in the memos, but would provide an unredacted version on Friday.

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It's unclear what form of the memos lawmakers will have access to.

The revelation comes in leaked copies of contemporaneous memos written by Comey, which were obtained by the Associated Press.

The partially redacted memos were handed over on Thursday by the US Justice Department to three House of Representatives committees. "Former Director Comey's memos show the President made clear he wanted allegations of collusion, coordination, and conspiracy between his campaign and Russian Federation fully investigated".

The inspector general's referral for the possible prosecution of McCabe, first reported by CNN and the Washington Post, came almost a week after the inspector general's office said it had concluded that he had misled investigators over a decision to break with the FBI's standard policy and inform a journalist about a probe into the Clinton Foundation in 2016.

Now, the memos have finally been released.

The chairmen said the memos underscore that Comey had different standards in dealing with Trump than he did with others.

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