It Has Been CONFIRMED That Comey’s LEAKED Memos Contained CLASSIFIED Info!
James Comey should have known better when it came to releasing his memos. This whole situation would be like if I wrote a book and found a copy of the book in some used shop years later and tried to sign the inside cover. I have a friend that did this and he almost got into a world of trouble because the book wasn’t his to do anything with.
President Trump on Monday accused former FBI Director James Comey of having illegally leaked classified material, on the heels of a report saying more than half the memos he wrote detailing Russia-related conversations with the president contained such information.
The Hill, quoting “officials familiar with the documents,” reported overnight that Comey penned a total of seven memos describing his talks with Trump on the Russia case earlier this year – and four of them had markings indicating they contained classified material at the “secret” or “confidential” level.
James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!
According to the report, the memos recently were shown to Congress — and the FBI claimed they were all government documents, despite Comey’s description of his notes as personal.
The claims in The Hill regarding Comey’s memos are a throwback to the same kind of allegations against former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, whom Comey’s team investigated for mishandling classified material on her private server and email.
The report comes as Trump and his family separately are grappling with a New York Times report that Donald Trump Jr. and other members of the president’s inner circle met last summer with a Russian lawyer with the expectation of getting “damaging information” on Clinton – information that, according to Trump’s son, did not materialize.
A special counsel has been tasked with investigating Russian meddling in the campaign and possible collusion with Trump associates, ever since Trump fired Comey earlier this year.
On the heels of that firing, Comey first admitted in congressional testimony that he had used an old friend at Columbia University to get his notes leaked to The New York Times about his discussions with Trump. The testimony sparked Congress’ interest in obtaining the memos.
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway called the latest report an “incredible bombshell” and said Monday that Comey was at least violating FBI rules if the account is true.