Monday, July 10, 2017

"Comey’s private memos on Trump conversations contained classified material"

Via Drudge:  More than half of the memos former FBI chief James Comey wrote as personal recollections of his conversations with President Trump about the Russia investigation have been determined to contain classified information, according to interviews with officials familiar with the documents.

This revelation raises the possibility that Comey broke his own agency’s rules and ignored the same security protocol that he publicly criticized Hillary Clinton for in the waning days of the 2016 presidential election.

Comey testified last month he considered the memos to be personal documents and that he shared at least one of them with a Columbia University lawyer friend. He asked that lawyer to leak information from one memo to the news media in hopes of increasing pressure to get a special prosecutor named in the Russia case after Comey was fired as FBI director.

“So you didn’t consider your memo or your sense of that conversation to be a government document?,” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) asked Comey on June 8. “You considered it to be, somehow, your own personal document that you could share to the media as you wanted through a friend?”

“Correct,” Comey answered. “I understood this to be my recollection recorded of my conversation with the president. As a private citizen, I thought it important to get it out.”

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Leland said...

His private recollection recorded on his government owned device while traveling in his government provided vehicle driven by his government driver working on the clock.

edutcher said...

Comey will be the one who gets to go down and will proceed to roll over on everybody else.

Lem said...

An astute observer tweeted:

"Something worse than a felony had to scare Comey into leaking classified information in his effort to damage Trump. Chicago politics."

Amartel said...

I think you're right; Comey's the one who will be selected. Nobody likes this guy. He's expendable. He totally and repeatedly screwed up. He'll talk.