Tags: Russia Probe | Trump Administration | house | judiciary | committee | chairman | bob goodlatte

House Judiciary's Goodlatte to Subpoena Delayed DOJ Memos

House Judiciary's Goodlatte to Subpoena Delayed DOJ Memos
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. (Steve Helber/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 18 April 2018 08:48 PM

The GOP chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is stepping up the pressure on the Department of Justice to provide copies of the 2017 memos ex-FBI Director James Comey wrote about his interactions with President Donald Trump, The Hill reported.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., is expected — as soon as this week — to issue a subpoena to obtain copies of the seven memos, the outlet reported, citing two unnamed sources.

The pressure comes a day after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asked for and got an extension to provide Congress with the copies.

A spokesperson from Goodlatte's office did not immediately comment; a DOJ spokesperson said the department was unaware of the subpoena, The Hill reported.

In a letter Monday, Rosenstein told lawmakers the Comey memos might relate to an "ongoing investigation," contain confidential information and "report confidential presidential communications" so they have a "legal a duty to evaluate the consequences of providing access to them," The Hill reported, citing a copy it had obtained.

During his congressional testimony last year, Comey said he wrote the memos because he felt the president inappropriately asked him to pledge his loyalty to him while he was spearheading the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

He also said Trump asked him to drop his investigation into former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was fired after reports revealed he had lied to investigators about his contacts with a Russian diplomat. Trump denies making such a request.

Comey said the exchanges made him uncomfortable, prompting him to document them afterward.

He has maintained they were not classified documents, and he shared some of the contents with a friend, Columbia law professor Daniel Richman, who then leaked the information verbally to The New York Times — sparking the appointment of a special counsel, The Hill noted.

© 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, plans to subpoena the Department of Justice to provide copies of the 2017 memos ex-FBI Director James Comey wrote about his interactions with President Donald Trump, according to The Hill.
house, judiciary, committee, chairman, bob goodlatte, doj, memos, subpoena
306
2018-48-18
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 08:48 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved