President Trump took to Twitter this evening to address the release of the memos that fired FBI director James Comey recorded after having uncomfortable meetings with the newly elected Trump.
During these meetings, the President asked Director Comey to “take it easy” on his investigation into then-National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn and demanded that Comey swear loyalty to him.
The release of the memos tonight largely corroborates what James Comey has already revealed to the press and published in his recently released book – but the President has other ideas:
James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018
That is not what the memos showed.
The information in the memos has been declassified, which allowed for their release in the first place. There was no discussion of any collusion or obstruction either way – except for the President’s telling obsession with the “pee tape” allegations contained in the Steele Trump-Russia dossier.
The allegations, of course, are the now infamous tale of how the Russians allegedly have film and audio footage of Trump and Russian prostitutes enjoying “perverted sex acts” during his December 2013 trip to Moscow. The women reportedly engaged in urine play on the same bed that President Obama and his wife Michelle had slept in during a state trip, which some believe was done as an act of petty revenge for Obama’s roasting of Trump at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.
So it’s safe to say that yes, Mr. President, the witch hunt will continue.
"NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION" pic.twitter.com/1B5tKjGTt8
— darth™ (@darth) April 20, 2018