According to an email sent by National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Former FBI Director James Comey held a secret Oval Office meeting with President Obama right before Trump’s inauguration and may have lied to Congress about it.
The meeting occurred in the White House on Jan. 5, 2016, but James Comey never told Congress about it. The meeting included Obama, VP Joe Biden, Susan Rice deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and Comey. Reportedly, the group discussed Russian’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Comey’s failing to inform the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the meeting in his June 8, 2017, testimony, he may have intentionally lied the Congress about his interactions with Obama.
“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.
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
According to Daily Caller, 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 they are by the context and timing of this email, and wrote a reply:
“It strikes us as odd that, among your activities in the final moments on the final day of the Obama administration, you would feel the need to send yourself such an unusual email purporting to document a conversation involving President Obama and his interactions with the FBI regarding the Trump/Russia investigation,” the two senators told Rice.
“In addition, despite your claim that President Obama repeatedly told Mr. Comey to proceed ‘by the book,’ substantial questions have arisen about whether officials at the FBI, as well as at the Justice Department and the State Department, actually did proceed ‘by the book,’” they continued.
Susan Rice is scheduled to testify before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Feb. 22.
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