He said the legal team hasn't yet figured out when they're going to file the lawsuits and is working on making them "solid". Before concluding the memo, Comey adds: "He said he was grateful for the conversation, said more nice things about me and how he looks forward to working with me and we departed the room".
On Oct. 28, 2016, then-FBI Director James B. Comey signaled that he was reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails - a momentous event that may have handed the presidency to Donald Trump and is the subject of much chatter on Comey's ongoing tour for his new book.
Comey's statement is also consistent with that of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who told Trump's lawyers earlier this month that the president is not a criminal target in his investigation.
In a second entry dated January 28, Comey gives a multi-layered account of a dinner he had with Trump, including what they both said, and what he thought about what they said, and how that made him feel.
Comey headed the investigation begun in July 2016 into whether there was any coordination between Trump associates and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election.
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, who was also a guest on Hannity's show, agreed adding that trying to "lock up" the president will "come back and bite [Comey] in the rear end".
Mueller is looking into whether Trump has sought to obstruct the Russian Federation probe, and Comey could be a key witness on that front. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Comey earned about $6 million during his past year at Bridgewater.
But just three days before the 2016 election, Giuliani attempted to walk back his admission, saying that his information came only from "former" Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. A few days later, CNN broke the news about the dossier with the hook that Comey had briefed Trump about it. Trump "replied by saying it may involve putting reporters in jail". "He seems to me too smart of a man to make a mistake like this".
The Justice Department sent redacted copies of the memos to Congress on Thursday, and unredacted versions will be made available for members of three House committees to review on Friday in a secure facility on Capitol Hill. From this point forward, Comey would have no role investigating Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation.
James Comey and his memoir are tripping the media light fantastic, though what's defined that trip so far is its lack of news. He revealed past year that he had written the memos after conversations with Trump.
A individual familiarized with the matter told the newspaper that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is now spearheading an analysis.
"I think what folks will see if they get to see the memos is I've been consistent since the very beginning, right after my encounters with President Trump, and I'm consistent in the book and tried to be transparent in the book as well", he said.