In a letter sent to Department of Justice Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) demanded that they produce documents related to the FBI’s assessments of their interview of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
This comes a week after it was revealed that former FBI director James Comey’s recollections about the interview conflict with the unredacted House Intelligence report on Russian meddling in the 2017 election. Comey’s version of events also conflicts with records from Comey’s March 2017 briefing with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Grassley wrote: “On February 15, 2017, this Committee requested on a bipartisan basis a copy of the transcript of the widely reported call between Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador and the FBI report summarizing the intercepted calls. The Justice Department declined to provide any of that information, and instead, then-FBI Director Comey provided a wide-ranging briefing to us on March 15, 2017, that touched on the Flynn issues.”
“According to that agent’s contemporaneous notes, Director Comey specifically told us during that briefing that the FBI agents who interviewed Lt. General Michael Flynn, ‘saw nothing that led them to believe [he was] lying,'” Grassley’s letter continues. “Our own Committee staff’s notes indicate that Mr. Comey said the ‘agents saw no change in his demeanor or tone that would say he was being untruthful.’
“Contrary to his public statements during his current book tour denying any memory of those comments, then-Director Comey led us to believe during that briefing that the agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe he intentionally lied…” Grassley wrote.
Grassley letter to Rosenstein & Wray asking for documents related to the FBI's actual assessments of their interview of Flynn, particularly given the apparent contradiction between what Comey told the Committee in March 2017 and what he now claims.https://t.co/L8p6uvGEKp pic.twitter.com/05F7q4Mnu6
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) May 11, 2018
I jus hope documents are not already shredded.
It’s about time the REP we elected do something to help Flynn. It’s unraveling. When this is exposed as a big smear they better go into hiding because a swift death will not be enough for the treasonists.
However, the heartbreaking thing about all this is that Flynn has lost virtually everything. Will McCabe, Comey, Rosenstein, Mueller and Wray purchase a home for him? Will they repay him for all his legal fees he incurred?
It was all done to protect their own dishonesty.
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