The House Intelligence Committee has officially demanded James Comey’s memos he claims to have made in regards to his conversations with President Trump.
The request comes as part of the committee’s own investigation into the alleged Russian interference with the 2016 selection, they announced. Mike Conaway and Adam Schiff wrote to Comey in the wake of the testimony and requested “any notes or memoranda in his possession memorializing discussions Comey had with President Trump.”
The Committee also wrote to White House Consel Don McGahn this week and have requested any and all recordings or memos in regards to conversations that President Donald Trump may have had. The request seems to bein response to a tweet trump posted in which he “warned” Comey that he had better hope there are no “tapes” of their conversations.
James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
Wikileaks seems to be on top of things, as well… they responded to Trump’s tweet above,
If there are–you know where to send them: https://t.co/cLRcuIiQXz
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 12, 2017
As written for Breitbart by Adam Shaw:
The request comes a day after Comey made the startling admission that he shared his memos with a friend at Columbia University so that he could then share them with the media and prompt a special counsel for the Russia investigation. It raised the question of why he shared them with a contact, and the media, but not with Congress.
The most significant of the memos included one partially leaked to the New York Times, saying that Trump had asked Comey to end the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
“I hope you can let this go,” Trump reportedly said to Comey, according to the memo — parts of which were read to the Times.