Justice Department sends Comey memos to lawmakers

Justice Department sends Comey memos to lawmakers
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The Justice Department late Thursday sent a group of Congressional leaders memos ex-FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHillary 2024? Given the competition, she may be the Dems' best hope Trump draws attention with admission he 'fired Comey' Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE wrote about his conversations with President TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul MORE

Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd notified three Republican House committee leaders that he’d provided certain members of Congress with redacted documents on Thursday. Four of the memos are classified, and will be sent to lawmakers on Friday, Boyd wrote.

Boyd sent the notice to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteFight breaks out between Jordan, Nadler over rules about showing video at Garland hearing The job of shielding journalists is not finished Bottom line MORE (R-Va.), House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey GowdyTrey GowdyTrey Gowdy sets goal of avoiding ideological echo chamber with Fox News show Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows Pompeo rebukes Biden's new foreign policy MORE (R-S.C.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: US reaffirms support for Ukraine amid threat of Russian invasion Florida Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick sworn in as newest House member GOP lawmaker adheres to term limit pledge, won't run for reelection MORE (R-Calif.). 

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In addition, he provided the documents to the chairs of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Comey's seven memos have been a flashpoint in the debate over his handling of the investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' MORE's private email server and into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia.

GOP lawmakers, including Goodlatte, Gowdy and Nunes, have cited the memos as key evidence in their probe into alleged bias within the FBI and Justice Department against President Trump.

Democrats have described the probe as a Republican effort to undercut special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE.

Comey said Thursday he’s doesn't mind if the memos are made available, and added that he supports transparency.

“I think what folks will see if they get to see the memos, is I’ve been consistent since the very beginning right after my encounters with President Trump,” he said during an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN.

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