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The FBI handed over the docs need to be used to Comey memos secret, judge rules

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Over the objections of the FBI, a Federal judge on Thursday sided with CNN in a current lawsuit seeks to make public to what the Bureau said in two secret court statements in October 2017 as part of its aggressive efforts to memos documenting the former FBI Director, James Comey is hidden meeting with President trump.

Comey’s notes, of whose existence, ultimately, was leaked with Comey, the knowledge and the later received from Congress, in edited form, was a catalyst for the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller in may 2017. CNN filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, that in the same month, and later filed a lawsuit to try to access memos.

In her original complaint, CNN found that FBI Section Chief David Hardy and the FBI’s Deputy Assistant Director in the counterintelligence division, David Archey, as well as an attorney in Special Counsel Robert Müller ‘ s office, immediately, ex parte declarations of the federal district court in Washington, DC submitted, as part of their argument that public release of the memos, which would prevent you from a current sample.

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These declarations were sealed. But whatever is said Hardy, Archey, and the special counsel attorney, the court noted that it found their private explanations convincing.

Nevertheless, on 19. In April 2018, the FBI redacted versions of the memo meeting, the CNN argued then, unless you provide to the media, the questions turned, as to what has been said, had the FBI, the court of the previous year, and what had changed suddenly.

The former FBI-Director James Comey speaks during the Canada 2020 conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, may 5. June 2018. (Justin Tang/The Canadian press via AP)

Washington District Court judge James E. Boasberg-an Obama appointee, was also tapped, issued by Chief Justice John Roberts for a seat on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court — the order on Wednesday calling on the FBI page about “clean and redacted copies of the documents in dispute here,” apparently including the Comey memos and documents in connection with the declarations.

Boasberg review the materials “in camera”, so private, as he determines whether or not the FBI-mysterious explanations. The FBI, in its opposition filing, insisted that there was no legal basis to turn over the materials.

But CNN is not the answer brief argues that the FBI had failed to establish a compelling reason to keep the documents secret, in view of the fact that there is a strong presumption in favor of access to court records-and that, by the release of the memos to Congress, the FBI had conceded that there was no legitimate law enforcement justification for the denial of the FOIA request in the first place.

The DOJ inspector General, meanwhile, is reviewing whether some of the Comey memo, classified improperly contained information.

Boasberg of the order comes as President Trump, in a fiery interview Wednesday night on Fox News’ “Hannity,” sworn “on the ground”, such as the discredited Russia-Trump agreement story began.

Trump promised to “declassify and release” button FBI’s FISA-warrant applications and related documents-including the entirety of the FISA application to monitor trump-helper, relied heavily on an unsubstantiated, leaked dossier created by an anti-Trump, ex-British spy working for a company hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

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The memos, a personal Comey boyfriend leaked to the media following Comey termination, were more widely known in the government, as previously, three sources said to be familiar with the matter, Fox News in the past year-even if Comey later confessed to hiding the memos from several senior DOJ officials.

Last April, the DOJ gave the legislature redacted versions of five of the memos, a congressional source told Fox News.

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The dismissed FBI Director wrote in one of his memos that Trump had told him, “I hope you can let go,” amid reports that the former National security Advisor, Michael Flynn had lied to the FBI and senior White house officials about his contacts with the Russian government.

Flynn was eventually charged only with false statements to FBI officials in relation to the scope of his talks with the Russian Ambassador on U.S. sanctions and a un vote on Israel. He was fired by trump administration for lying to the Vice President, Mike Pence, about the same topics.

Fox News’ Bill Mears, Catherine Herridge and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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