The Department of Justice will share memos from former FBI director James Comey with Congress, the Daily Beast reports.
I can confirm DOJ is sharing the Comey memos with the Hill, as early as today or tomorrow
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) April 19, 2018
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.