According to sources, on Thursday was told that the U.S. Department of Justice is prepared to release former FBI Director James Comey’s memos. The report claims that the memos are going to be released to Congress at some point today.
Jake Tapper of CNN tweeted on the story:
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 19, 2018
Back in January, according to a report from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley:
“After a review of the seven memoranda created by former Director Comey, it is now clear that four are marked classified at various levels of sensitivity. Former Director Comey reportedly provided copies of four memos to Columbia Law School Professor Daniel Richman. If true, that would mean at least one disclosed memo contained information now-marked classified.”
It would appear that at least one memo former FBI director Comey gave Professor Richman to leak to the NYT contained classified information. @ChuckGrassley letter today to the DOJ regarding the classification of the Comey Memos given to Richman to leak. https://t.co/F2S3cpEP50 pic.twitter.com/b1u0HPDN5n
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) January 4, 2018
Per Daily Wire:
Fox News noted that the memos are reportedly being delivered to the House Judiciary Committee Thursday evening, “following threats from committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., to subpoena Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for failing to meet the deadline to submit the documents.”
The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), said that releasing Comey’s memos puts Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in serious jeopardy of being “being placed in contempt of Congress and the special counsel investigation of being shut down,” the Washington Examiner reported.
Stay tuned as we will be posting details of this story as they emerge.