The former FBI Director James Comey memos will remain out of sight for now. The memos are the ones written by Comey after meetings with President Donald Trump. A Judge, who also serves on the FISA Court ruled against demands for release under the Freedom of Information Act.
The FBI has been stalwart in protecting these memos so that they can remain in the hands of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The argument is that these memos are useful and protected while they are a part of an investigation.
As Written and Reported By Richard Pollock for the Daily Caller:
On the same day the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the Nunes memo showing the FBI relied on the salacious and unverified Trump dossier to obtain a surveillance warrant on Carter Page, a federal judge ruled to withhold the Comey memos. The memos, authored by former FBI Director James Comey, are about his nine private conversations with President-elect and President Trump.
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, who ruled in favor of the FBI’s request to keep the Comey memos secret, also sits on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The FISA court is the same court that approved the surveillance on Trump associates.
Boasberg refused to release the documents on the basis they were still being used by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of the alleged Russian collusion with Trump associates.
The judge ruled, “the Comey Memos, at least for now, will remain in the hands of the Special Counsel and not the public.”
“It’s unfortunate, but not at all surprising, to see a FISA court judge side with secrecy over transparency on the very day the House Intelligence Committee released a very troubling example of abuse of trust within the……..
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