In a letter to three Republican senior leaders, Deputy Attorney General Stephen Boyd said the division had decided to provide the legislators with the memos for "unusual events since the previous limited disclosure".
"The department has consulted the relevant parties and concluded that the release of the memoranda to the Congress at this time would not interfere with ongoing investigations or other confidentiality interests of the executive.
A source familiar with the matter said CNN that she had a special lawyer Robert Müller's office was consulted for clearance and does not mind.
The letter from the lawmakers to Thursday contained the edited versions of the memos, which obscured the classified information, allowing lawmakers to make unrevised copies Checking Friday in a secret setting on Capitol Hill.
Comey told CNN's Jake Tapper during an interview on Thursday on "The Leadership" that he had no problems with members of Congress reading the memos.
It's okay with me, "Comey said.
A well-known source told CNN that Trump did not read the memos, but was informed of their content before the Ministry of Justice was released to lawmakers.
The existence of the memos was first When Comey asked a friend to provide the New York Times with the contents of a memo, he hoped to appoint a special adviser. In this memo, he wrote that Trump had asked him to circumcise the investigation of former security adviser Michael Flynn.
Some members of Congress have already reviewed some of the memoranda with secret information, but more recently demanded that they be declassified.
"Everything that was said about them and everyone knows everything that is in them, so should they be," said Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Court.
Gowdy told CNN on Wednesday that nothing in the memos should deter the Justice Department from bringing it to Congress to provide. He said the redactions are minor, and the bigger problem is that Congress should have access to the memos as part of its oversight role.
Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju and Gloria Borger of CNN contributed to this report.