President Donald Trump claimed that memos written by former FBI Director James Comey “Show clearly” that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 election, and that Trump has not obstructed justice amid ensuing investigations.
Comey had testified before Congress about portions of the memos, but they became public in their entirety for the first time on April 19, which prompted Trump to claim the memos cleared his name.
“James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that t was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION,” Trump tweeted.
The memos describe a one-on-one dinner with Trump on Jan. 27, 2017, at the White House, w Trump turned the conversation to whether Comey wanted to stay on as FBI director.
Trump said the Comey memos “Show clearly” that t was no collusion and no obstruction of justice.
In his book, Comey writes that the memos and the circumstances of his firing may be legally relevant to an obstruction case against Trump.