Former FBI Director James Comey has been portrayed in the press as the last honest man in Washington.
Comey built his reputation by launching the Russia collusion investigation and scheming to bring down Donald Trump.
But Comey made a serious mistake, and now one Senator is accusing him of committing this crime.
When Comey was fired, much was made of his leaked memos where he claimed that Trump had demanded he pledge his loyalty to the President.
Comey testified that he handed these memos over to a friend so they would be leaked and then a special counsel would be appointed to investigate Trump.
And that is exactly what happened.
But when Comey finally made the seven memos available to Congress, Senator Chuck Grassley – the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee – noticed that four of the memos contained markings as “confidential” or “secret.”
Now Grassley is demanding the Justice Department provide an accounting of Comey’s handling of the memos because he may have leaked classified information.
The Daily Caller reports:
“James Comey may have leaked at least one classified memo to a friend shortly after he was fired as FBI director.
That’s an assessment from Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, who wrote a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday demanding answers about the handling of memos that Comey wrote following his conversations with President Trump.
Grassley noted that he and his staff recently reviewed seven memos that Comey wrote after his meetings with Trump. Four of those documents contained information classified as “CONFIDENTIAL” or “SECRET.”
Grassley also pointed to past reporting that Comey gave four memos of his conversations with Trump to a friend, Columbia law professor Daniel Richman.
“If it’s true that Professor Richman had four of the seven memos, then in light of the fact that four of the seven memos the Committee reviewed are classified, it would appear that at least one memo the former FBI director gave Professor Richman contained classified information,” Grassley writes.”
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 4, 2018
The Deep State’s campaign to remove Trump from office was set in motion by illegal leaks.
As of yet, no one has been held accountable for their criminal behavior.
Will Comey be the first?
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.