Cummings Issues Statement on Production of Comey Memos to Congress
Cummings Issues Statement on
Production of Comey Memos to Congress
Washington, D.C. (Apr. 19, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Justice’s production to Congress of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey about his interactions with President Donald Trump:
“Director Comey’s contemporaneous memos provide strong corroborating evidence of everything he said about President Trump—that the President wanted his personal loyalty, that he wanted to end the Russia investigation, and that he wanted Michael Flynn to walk.
“Director Comey’s account is also corroborated by contemporaneous handwritten notes from top Justice Department official Dana Boente.
“President Trump’s interference was a blatant effort to deny justice, and Director Comey was right to document it as it happened—in real time.”
Tonight’s document production from the Department of Justice confirms that the memo Director Comey said he shared with a friend to read to press outlets—the memo detailing his meeting with President Trump on February 14, 2017—is clearly marked “UNCLASSIFIED.”