Watchdog group Judicial Watch reported that four memos about the FBI investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties with Russia in 2016 were found in former Director James Comey’s home during a raid shortly after his firing in May 2017.
The memos detail Comey’s interactions with Trump from April to June 2016 and contained classified information. Comey has admitted to leaking the memos to the press, who published reports on them in May 2017 just one day before Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed.
FBI Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been investigating Comey for leaking the memos. Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton said of the investigation, “They’re essentially FBI files. They have to stay at the FBI. It’s a pretty simple legal issue and ethical issue. And in this case they were the president’s FBI files. It was all about getting Trump. He was willing to break the rules.”
Comey was fired at the advice of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein because of Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and his decision not to prosecute her despite stating that she did break the law.
It was later alleged that Comey was fired because of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation.
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