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FBI declines to release Comey memos, citing
use in possible ‘law enforcement proceeding’

Washington Times, by Andrea Noble

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/16/2017 9:47:51 PM

The FBI on Friday refused to hand over to The Washington Times unclassified memos that former Director James Comey wrote describing his meetings with President Trump because they are part of a pending or prospective law enforcement proceeding. The denial of the documents, whose existence was made known and whose release was encouraged by Mr. Comey himself, was a response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Times. It came as CNN and the New York Times filed lawsuits against the FBI after the bureau failed to respond to similar requests within a specified amount of time.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TXknitter, 6/16/2017 10:08:36 PM     (No. 11289033)

We need a dang new FBI Director now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Obviousity, 6/16/2017 10:22:38 PM     (No. 11289047)

When did Comey first state publicly that he no longer possessed the memos? When did Come have a private meeting with Mueller? And ultimately when did Comey actually write the memos? At this time I do not believed that they have not been altered.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sandbar, 6/16/2017 10:38:32 PM     (No. 11289061)

"Pending or Prospective" could be cover for almost any situation. In this case it actually aids the NYT and CNN in keeping this nothing burger alive one leaky drip at a time. It´s time for the unmasking of anonymous sources and, if appropriate, prosecution.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ben Around, 6/16/2017 10:41:01 PM     (No. 11289067)

I think Dan Rather wrote the memos for Comey.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lucky5, 6/16/2017 10:41:37 PM     (No. 11289070)

He is a snake and he planned this. The left is so evil. And I mean it. They have evil in their hearts and minds.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 6/16/2017 11:02:02 PM     (No. 11289094)

They´re afraid of what the public will think when they see the memos: ´´Trump is a meany. Trump picked me last when we went to lunch. Trump didn´t notice my new haircut....´´

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Reply 7 - Posted by: daisey, 6/17/2017 12:56:17 AM     (No. 11289160)

Comey and Mueller are still composing it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/17/2017 5:11:49 AM     (No. 11289193)

It´s only a "possible" law enforcement proceeding because Mueller would have to revoke the immunity he gave his best friend Comey.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Stryker714, 6/17/2017 6:49:39 AM     (No. 11289228)

That´s ok, we´ll just get the memos from the New York Times, part of the FBI hierarchy, now.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/17/2017 7:41:12 AM     (No. 11289249)

I believe we all know where this is headed memos or no memos. There is an evil force in Washington that is so deeply embedded in our government that unless there are some really smart patriots there who are willing to come forward, we will continue to have a government run by these shadowy traitors. I worry that we have a PINO and have had for some time. This wretched cabal needs to be exposed and prosecuted. It is not right that these agencies have no accountability. No one elected them to anything and yet, here we are, captive by the whims of these traitors. Everyone fears them, the media supports them, and the Republic is at risk because of them. I fear the deep state has so completely engulfed every aspect of the government that no one will stand against it. Regardless of whether we ever see these memos, who believes their authenticity?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: The inspector, 6/17/2017 8:40:15 AM     (No. 11289317)

I agree totally with no 5

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Reply 12 - Posted by: FLCracker, 6/17/2017 9:06:04 AM     (No. 11289346)

Wow. Comey manages to leak the memos AND have them sequestered, all at the same time.

So, he didn´t leak the memos. he just leaked the existence of them.

(And what are they, anyway?

Did he write them out in longhand with his quill pen on parchment, or are they MS Word documents on his computer?

If the latter, they could say anything, at any time, edited by anybody, all existing in multiple copies, digital and paper.

What does that prove?)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 6/17/2017 9:16:27 AM     (No. 11289358)

How can you obstruction investigation of nothing?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: franq, 6/17/2017 9:17:57 AM     (No. 11289361)

We don´t even have a government any more, and haven´t for several decades. Just a bunch of pompous individuals in expensive suits and skirts drawing a paycheck at our expense. Trump is a voice in the wilderness. I think we´re past the point of reform.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TCloud, 6/17/2017 9:33:50 AM     (No. 11289373)

Democrats FBI Protection Racket is still intact!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lakerman1, 6/17/2017 9:41:43 AM     (No. 11289385)

Contemporaneous note about an event may be somewhat useful in a civil lawsuit, but in a criminal prosecution, they would only be useful to refute a defendant´s testimony.
I don´t see any value here.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mickturn, 6/17/2017 9:43:45 AM     (No. 11289387)

Now THIS is Obstruction of Justice!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 6/17/2017 9:54:31 AM     (No. 11289400)

Release a copy. They are not asking for an original. They are not asking for the gun that killed Kennedy. It´s a memo, they can make thousands of copies and not alter the original. Nor is it a secret. It´s been read to a reporter. Hopefully they wont get an Obama judge.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MainelySane, 6/17/2017 9:57:06 AM     (No. 11289407)

Yet.. "news"papers can have access to them???

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Reply 20 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/17/2017 11:56:34 AM     (No. 11289506)

The FBI leaks whatever information it likes. I do not believe the FBI should any longer receive any immunity from releasing documents because that right has been forfeited by their selective leaking.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: joew9, 6/17/2017 12:41:18 PM     (No. 11289552)

Fake memos created long after the fact and after Trump made a comment "he better hope I there isn´t a tape". When you read about Comey´s history with the Clintons and how he assisted them several times plus his assistance in the Clinton Foundation you can only conclude he is corrupt to the core.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 6/17/2017 12:51:00 PM     (No. 11289562)

Remember how chief snake-charmer Chuck Schumer warned Trump that the Intelligence Community could make life difficult for him after Trump accused them in the media? The WH needs to lawyer up and start unraveling this snakeball right now, and do it in the sterilizing light of day. Subpoena ALL communications from Schumer and other Dems (including McCain) to all Intelligence Agencies.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: NotaBene, 6/17/2017 4:47:13 PM     (No. 11289728)

AG Sessions testified that the FBI has an annual budget of 8 Billion dollars and 35,000 employees. That is an enormous subsidy for the Democrat Party. The CIA budget is secret, but same thing.

We are experiencing a coup d´État. Nullification of an election.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 6/17/2017 5:35:56 PM     (No. 11289760)

And as #21 points out about Comey´s relations with the Clinton Crime Family, Mueller´s relations with the Bush Crime Family are eerily similar.

And both Comey and Mueller are both good little allies to the 0bama 0rganization.

Neither is a friend to ´the peasants of Middle America´.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Mickturn, 6/17/2017 7:04:44 PM     (No. 11289829)

BS...another lame excuse!!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Blackops, 6/17/2017 10:33:34 PM     (No. 11289968)

I think we should place a moratorium on JD degrees for the next several years. All these shenanigans in DC are the result of too many lawyers looking to create work and justify their existence. How about getting to work on tax cuts and tax reform? Instead of treating our government like its a board game and every roll of the dice is disputed. Bottom line: We are full up on lawyers.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: winnie1, 6/18/2017 7:54:54 AM     (No. 11290120)

I bet there isn´t any memos!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: winmag, 6/18/2017 8:40:17 AM     (No. 11290150)

Am I missing something here? Trump and Sessions are over the FBI. Can´t they order the release of these memos?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 6/18/2017 5:25:47 PM     (No. 11290625)

How can the Left effortlessly pervert the law while the Right struggles to simply apply it as written ????

Why is it always a: "Heads we win...Tails you lose." Proposition ????

Something stinks very badly here.

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