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Content of Comey memos released to Fox News less than an hour after they were given to Congress

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Soon after the Department of Justice released redacted versions of former FBI Director James Comey’s memos about his interactions with President Donald Trump to Congress, reports began to emerge about their content.

Around 8:00 PM EST, Fox News’ Congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reported that the network had learned House committees were in possession of the memos.

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Roughly 30 minutes later, Pergram began tweeting about the content of the memos detailing conversations between the then-FBI director and the president.

According to Pergram, a memo from January 7, 2017 reveals that Trump asked Comey “if he ‘hoped I planned to stay on. I assures him I intended to stay. He said good.'”

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After Comey told the president that the Russians “‘allegedly had tapes involving him and prostitutes’ in Moscow, circa 2013,” Pergram tweeted. “Comey says Trump replied ‘there were no prostitutes; there were never prostitutes,'” and that the memo later noted that “Trump presumed hotels he stayed in were ‘wired.'”

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In another memo detailed by the Fox News reporter, Comey wrote that the president “discussed women ‘who falsely accused him of grabbing them or touching them,'” including a “stripper.” The former FBI director noted in the memo that Trump appeared to be “defending himself.”

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Shortly after Pergram began tweeting about the memos, the Associated Press also announced that they were in possession of the redacted documents. It remains unclear if the Fox News reporter had the memos physically or had them described to him.

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Read the memos below, via the Associated Press:

Ex FBI Director James Comey s Memos by Noor Al-Sibai on Scribd

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