Trump Claims Comey Memos Exonerate Him

President Trump tweeted late Thursday that memos written by fired FBI director James Comey prove he didn't collude or obstruct Federal probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The memos were turned over to Congressional committees by the Dept. of Justice Thursday and journalists from multiple press outlets reported on their contents by early evening.

The documents offer details of conversations in which Comey says Trump asked for loyalty and that the president asked him to end an investigation of his former national security adviser, AP and Bloomberg reported.

Trump tweeted late Thursday that the memos "show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION."

U.S. stocks rose sharply shortly before the close of trading Thursday after reports that Dept. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Trump he is not a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation or of a separate probe into Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime lawyer.

U.S. stock futures edged higher in overnight trading. Stocks were flat in Tokyo and lower in Hong Kong and Seoul.

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