On Thursday, after a long battle with the Justice Department, the elusive James Comey memos were released to Congress. As expected, the memos were quickly leaked to the press. But they don’t provide the ammunition against President Trump that Democrats were hoping for.
The memos, deemed by former FBI Director James Comey as written recollections of his conversations with President Trump, don’t tell us anything we didn’t already know. However, they do prove one very important point-the Trump-Russia probe is an elaborate scheme.
Of course, based on months of mounting evidence, we already knew that too. Still, having another piece, or in this case several pieces, of proof never hurts. At least it doesn’t hurt us, but we can’t say the same about Comey.
In his case, it’s “live by the memo, die by the memo.”
Back in 2017, Comey testified to Senate Intelligence Committee that he leaked some of his memos. “I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” he said under oath. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”
As you know, some of those memos contained classified information. Yet, that in and of itself is not the biggest concern. What is crucial, is that Comey confirms that Trump did not obstruct justice. That, in fact, Trump is just a man looking to end a smear campaign, so he can do the job he was elected to do.
But, a lot of people clearly don’t want that to happen.