James Comey may be in deeper trouble and sinking into a deeper hole than he expected to be in. He apparently leaked classified information. We all knew that from his testimony to Congress.
Now, President Trump has accused the former FBI Director of illegally leaking classified information.
“More than half of the memos former FBI Director 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.”
President Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to state his opinion of what James Comey had done.
James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2017
Comey admitted to leaking at least one document. He clearly says that in this video.
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway called the latest report an “incredible bombshell.”
She also implied that Comey was at least violating FBI rules if the account is true.
Conway stated, “The boy scout, choir boy defense doesn’t hold up here because if it contains classified information, he is apparently violating, at the very least, what all FBI members sign, they sign a document saying you will not do something like this. He was the director of the entire bureau. The irony to me, anyway, is that this is exactly the problem that Hillary Clinton had with her illegal server, the handling of classified and confidential information that Jim Comey was meant to investigate, if not prosecute.”
Conway added that Comey was “admitting under oath, handing over classified information through ‘private recollection’, it doesn’t matter that he calls it, it matters what it is.”
Well, I saw Comey testify. He admitted leaking information. If any information he leaked was classified, Comey is guilty of a crime. Will Comey be held accountable? I would hope so but somehow doubt it.