Former FBI Director James Comey was a witness in the Mueller investigation and his meeting records on President Trump were of interest in the probe, the bureau said in a court filing over an FOIA request Monday.

What they’re saying: “The FBI and the Special Counsel’s office have determined that disclosure of the Comey Memos … could reasonably be expected to adversely affect the pending Russia investigation. The Comey Memos are his contemporaneous notes about incidents that are of interest in that investigation …”

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Details: USA Today journalist Brad Heath first reported the revelations in the case concerning a Freedom of Information Act request by the news outlet and others for Comey’s memos.