Comey Memos Leaked — Here’s What They Say

Amber Athey | White House Correspondent

Former FBI director James Comey’s memos have been released to the press.

The documents detail various conversations he allegedly had with President Donald Trump.

Comey has said he authored the memos in order to aid his memory of various meetings with the president. On Thursday, the classified memos were sent to Congress and subsequently leaked to the press. There are several memos dating from early January to April of 2017, including Comey’s first meeting with Trump to phone calls they had in March of that year.

According to one memo, President Trump told Comey that he had “serious reservations” about the “judgment” of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn would later plead guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations he had with a Russian ambassador.

In another memo dated January 28, 2017, Comey claims he told Trump during a dinner that he doesn’t do “sneaky things” and doesn’t “leak” or do “weasel moves.” Comey was seemingly trying to reassure Trump that the FBI would be fair in its investigation into Russian collusion and interference in the 2016 election.

“He replied that he needed loyalty and expected loyalty,” Comey added. “I did not reply, or even nod or change my facial expression, which he noted because we came back to it later.”


During a phone conversation with the president on March 30, Comey and Trump allegedly discussed the Russia investigation and Trump urged Comey to tell the public that he wasn’t under investigation.

“I told him I would see what we could do and we would do the work well and as quickly as we could,” Comey wrote.


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