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Government Lawyers Ask Judge To Deny Release of Comey Memos

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By    |   Saturday, 14 October 2017 10:39 PM

Government attorneys have asked a federal judge to reject a request by several government watchdog groups and media outlets to make former FBI Director James Comey’s memos public, per a report by CNN.

The lawyers have also asked to argue in secret why the government doesn’t want to disclose the memos and said an unidentified "FBI employee" would testify as to why. Comey documented his interactions with Donald Trump about the Russia investigation before hastily being fired by the president in May.

"Publicly explaining in any greater detail why the release of the Comey Memos would be detrimental to the pending investigation would itself disclose law enforcement sensitive information that could interfere with the pending investigation," the government said in a filing obtained by CNN.

CNN in a lawsuit filed in June with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said the memos were not classified and that there was high public interest in the notes.

Comey, who had been spearheading the probe into Russian meddling in the presidential election, gave the memos to a friend after he was fired. The friend, Columbia University professor Daniel Richman, then leaked one of the memos to the New York Times revealing that Trump had asked Comey to shut down the federal investigation into Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn.

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