Officials at the Department of Justice are poised to transmit the so-called “Comey memos” to Congressional leaders Thursday; allowing lawmakers to see the sensitive documents for the first time since learning of their existence.
According to the Washington Examiner, federal authorities are set to release the material to the House Oversight Committee and the House Intelligence Committee after the panels sent a scathing letter to the DOJ saying there was no “legal basis” to withhold the information.
James Comey made national headlines last year when he testified before Congress over his recent removal by President Trump; telling lawmakers he drafted secret memos following private meetings with the Commander-in-Chief.
“Copies of any unclassified memos should be produced to all three Committees in unredacted form. Copies of any memos containing classified information should be produced to all three Committees in both (1) unredacted form, in an appropriately secure setting; and (2) declassified form, with appropriate redactions,” said the original letter.
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