>> With respect to the president's Tweets.>> James Comey's highly anticipated memos were handed over to Congress on Thursday, and were promptly leaked. Now the public can take a direct look at the detailed notes from Comey, memorializing his meetings with President Trump, which Comey found troubling, before Trump fired him from his post as head of the FBI.
In the memos, Comey says Trump demanded loyalty, fretted over the need to uncover leakers, and floated the idea of jailing journalists. The memos come out just days after the release of Comey's memoir, A Higher Loyalty, which Trump on Friday called a quote, third rate book. The 15 pages document phone calls, conversations, and encounters between the two.
They include details of a meeting at Trump Tower in New York in January 2017. Where Comey says he told Trump about the now infamous Christopher Steele dossier that describes an alleged encounter between Trump and prostitutes in Moscow in 2013. Ginger Gibson is covering the story for Reuters.>> We see in these conversations detailed by Comey, that Donald Trump was very concerned about this allegation, and that he insisted vehemently that it was not true.
He brings it up several times. In fact, Donald Trump appeared to be very concerned that he wasn't aggressively enough pushing back at these allegations. And concerned that these allegations might be seen as even partially true by his wife, Melania Trump.>> Trump also complained about his first National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, saying he had quote, serious judgement issues.
Trump fired Comey in May of 2017, while he was leading the FBI investigations into allegations of Russian meddling In the 2016 Presidential race. That firing lead to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to continue the probe. Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion, and late Thursday he claimed vindication from the memos saying they, quote, show clearly there's no collusion and no obstruction.
Also, he, Comey, leaked classified information. Wow, will the witch hunt continue?