DOJ will hand over Comey memos to Republican-led Congress 'as early as today or tomorrow'
Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein (left) and AG Jeff Sessions (right). Image via screengrab.

The Department of Justice will share memos from former FBI director James Comey with Congress, the Daily Beast reports.


The decision comes less than a week after three House Republican leaders asked  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to hand over copies of the seven memos, written by Comey to document his interactions with Donald Trump during his time as FBI director.

Wednesday, it was reported House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is drafting a subpoena for the Department of Justice to demand the Comey memos.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly probing whether Trump obstructed justice with his decision to fire Comey, meaning the memos being shared with Congress could be evidence in an active investigation of the president.

Trump has said he dismissed Comey, in part, to relieve "pressure" from the Russia investigation.

“When I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won,’ ” Trump told NBC’s Lester Holt in an interview.