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Mueller didn’t want Comey memos released out of fear Trump, others would change stories

Mueller didn’t want Comey memos released out of fear Trump, others would change stories

James ComeySpecial counsel Robert Mueller fought the release of former FBI Director James Comey‘s memos out of fear President Trump and other witnesses in the Russia investigation would use them to alter their stories, according to a court transcript obtained by CNN.

Mueller’s  prosecutors argued in January 2018 that the memos, which were  eventually made public in April of that year, could present a conflict  for their investigation if released. At the time, Mueller’s team was  negotiating with Trump’s legal team over a potential interview.

“Special  Counsel is attempting to determine the facts that transpired in and  surrounding those meetings,” one of Mueller’s prosecutors, Michael  Dreeben, said at the time, according to CNN.

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