The organization which is the FBI is now confirming it will not expedite the release of documents about a secret meeting which took place between James Comey and former President Barack Obama. This news comes in the form of a letter the FBI sent to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
David Hardy, who is the section chief for the bureau’s Record/Information Dissemination Section, states in the letter that the information about the meeting is not a matter of widespread and exceptional media interest which would raise questions about the government’s integrity when it comes to public confidence.
The DCNF initially requested this information under the Freedom of Information Act. They continue to believe that any meeting between the former FBI Director James Comey and Obama should be integral as to the actions the FBI took against then-candidate Donald Trump as a private citizen. Also, Obama’s national security advisor Susan Rice, General Sally Yates, and former Vice President Joe Biden attended the meeting in question.
President Trump is about to make them regret their decisions. He’s not afraid to force the truth out of the FBI and drain the swamp when it’s required. Trump wants the American people to be treated with transparency and see the documents that they deserve to see. This is not much different than the FISA memo and Trump will make it happen when the time is right.
This is the letter sent to The Daily Caller News Foundation:
The National Archives revealed the existence of the meeting and released a declassified version of an email Rice sent to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In that email, Rice wrote to herself about the secret meeting with Comey on Inauguration Day 2017 as President Donald Trump was being sworn into office. The email hinted that Comey might have misled Congress and was attempting to cover up the extent of his relationship with President Obama.
This mess stinks to high heaven. It’s about time the public knows what Obama and Comey were up to, and to what extent the FBI as a whole was involved in the attempted overthrow of a sitting president.
This may very well be the most significant scandal ever to hit the U.S. presidency, and it might end up taking the FBI down with it. Considering these facts don’t you agree the American public should have a right to inspect all documents?
The Daily Caller previously reported on Comey’s meetings with Obama, one session of which he may not have disclosed properly, thus making it a “secret” meeting:
“FBI Director James Comey held a secret Oval Office meeting with President Barack Obama two weeks before Trump’s inauguration and may have deliberately misled Congress about it, according to an email sent by National Security Advisor Susan Rice that GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham partially unclassified.
The meeting — which Comey never previously disclosed to Congress — occurred in the White House on Jan. 5, 2017. It included Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Rice deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and Comey. The topic of the meeting was potential Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
By failing to inform the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the meeting in his June 8, 2017, testimony, Comey may have deliberately and intentionally misled Congress about his interactions with the former president, especially a meeting so close to Trump entering the White House.
“President Obama had a brief follow-on conversation with FBI Director Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in the Oval Office,” Rice wrote in an email written the day before the inauguration.
The National Archives gave Grassley and Graham “classified and unclassified emails” about the meeting.
Previously, Comey contended he only met with the Obama twice, once in 2015 and another “to say goodbye in late 2016,” according the former FBI director’s June 8, 2017, testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
“I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone) – once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016,” Comey’s opening statement read.
Grassley and Graham stated on their websites they “were struck by the context and timing of this email, and sent a follow up letter to Ambassador Rice.”
Grassley/Graham release a partially redacted email sent by Susan Rice to herself on Jan. 20, 2017 — 15 minutes after Trump took office — detailing a Jan. 5 Oval Office meeting w Obama about Russian hacking: pic.twitter.com/QRnYTmOfXF
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) February 12, 2018