Goodlatte, Gowdy Request Information on Daniel Richman’s Handling of Comey Memos

Published: May 1, 2018

Washington, DC – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein requesting the Department of Justice (DOJ) provide documents and information related to Daniel Richman’s status at the FBI and/or DOJ as well as his handling of former FBI Director Comey’s memos.

Excerpts from the letter:

“The Committees are aware James Comey, the former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), shared or instructed staff to share at least some portion of the memos he drafted memorializing his conversations with President Donald J. Trump (the Comey Memos) to an individual named Daniel Richman. The Committee is also aware Richman is or has been a “Special Government Employee (SGE)” of the FBI.”

“To assist the Committees in their oversight of this matter, please provide a copy of any non-disclosure agreement(s) signed by Richman with FBI, DOJ, or any other entity of the federal government.” 

Full text of the letter can be viewed here.

Background:

  • In October 2017, the Committees opened a joint investigation into the decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017.
  • On April 13, the Committees requested the Department of Justice make copies of former FBI Director Comey’s memos available to the Committees.
  • On April 20, the Committees received copies of former FBI Director Comey’s memos.

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