New emails show Hillary-FBI-DOJ coordination

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"One, always follow the Department of Justice's protocols and guidelines, which unfortunately James Comey did not do with the Hillary Clinton investigation and he did not do when he leaked documents that were FBI work documents to a friend of his, knowing that they would go to the press", she said.

The Manhattan US Attorney's Office, which is overseeing the Cohen investigation, is headed by Geoffrey Berman, a former law partner of Mr Giuliani's at the firm of Greenberg Traurig.

The Trump legal confidant, who was briefly considered for the position of the president's lead personal attorney on the Russian Federation probe, replacing John Dowd, believes Comey will be charged over leaking his notes about conversations with the president. The founders of the United States were deathly afraid of overcentralized government power and saw the press as the bulwark against despotism and corruption.

ABC News obtained copies of the memos, which are partially redacted, on Thursday after the Justice Department turned over 15 pages of declassified material to Congress.

Trump reportedly considered firing special counsel Robert Mueller at least twice a year ago. Well, that's a pretty serious allegation, that the Trump administration might meddle in an active criminal investigation.

"President Trump's interference was a blatant effort to deny justice, and Director Comey was right to document it as it happened - in real time", he said in a statement. "And I think some of them - I know when I created some of them, they were classified, but I don't know how many of that group".

Word last spring that Mr. Comey had taken contemporaneous notes of his meetings with Mr. Trump jolted Washington, and for almost a year, the existence of the still-secret memos cast a shadow over the capital, generating intense speculation about the private details that might be exposed if they were made public.

By that point, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had already interviewed Flynn about his contacts with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and the Justice Department had already warned White House officials that they were concerned Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail.

But given this time and this atmosphere, it is Comey's duels with Trump that are supposed to rivet our attention. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is now cooperating with Mueller's investigation.

In a February 2017 conversation, for instance, Trump told Comey how Putin told him, "we have some of the most lovely hookers in the world" even as the president adamantly distanced himself from a salacious allegation concerning himself and prostitutes in Moscow, according to one memo.

Comey is on a publicity tour to promote his new book, "A Higher Loyalty".

Yet, in whatever is to come and whatever we will need to face, it is exactly James B. Comey's principles that we will need to re-embrace.

"Comey specifically said in public testimony that he did not coordinate with the DOJ for his July 2016 public recommendation not to pursue charges against Clinton", Fox News" Catherine Herridge reported.

Comey said in an interview on CNN on Thursday that he felt "conflicted" about the inspector general's findings that McCabe had lied.

"But at the end of the day, this is a guy who took those documents, he wanted to generate a special counsel" to investigate allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, DeSantis said.