“Oh, yeah…they had classified material Senator, thanks for asking…”


FBI Chief Leaker James Comey, in testimony from June 8, at The Hill:

“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.”

The Hill, 7/9/2017:

 Comey’s private memos on Trump conversations contained classified material

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. -snip-

 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, the documents contained secrets which should never have been given to a friend, to give to a reporter. They were created to be leaked — or to protect him if he was ever fired. And he was. Good riddance. 

 

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2 Responses to “Oh, yeah…they had classified material Senator, thanks for asking…”

  1. gmhowell says:

    He should be charged, and his charges are sufficient grounds to reexamine the decision not to charge Hillary for her illegal handling of classified material. It could be argued that his knowing mishandling was a factor in his decision. If it’s ‘inadvertent’ and ‘immaterial’ for her, that could be used as precedence for not charging him.

    Charge and fry both of them. The government has shit all over stupid 20 year old E3’s and E4’s for years for minor goofs. These two need to be made examples of. Watch the record levels of leaks drop to record lows if Comey and Clinton do a frog march.

    On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 11:44 AM, Dave Alexander & Company with David Edgren and Gus Bailey – The Artisan Craft Blog wrote:

    > Dave Alexander (formerly ukuleledave) posted: “FBI Chief Leaker James > Comey, in testimony from June 8, at The Hill: “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, you” >

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  2. onwyrdsdream says:

    It is pretty surprising the extent to which firing him was a good idea. A pity it wasn’t done sooner.

    Liked by 1 person

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