DC Leak is former FBI Director James Comey…?
James Comey recently testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he asked a friend, a law professor at Columbia University, to leak information 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.
These are Comey’s own words. A matter of public record. Anyone can watch the recorded testimony or read the official transcripts for themselves.
Comey went on to state in his sworn testimony that he believed this information to be his personal memos and that deemed the material as unclassified, though he inferred one or two documents he created might have contained classified information. Which is it? Surely the Director of the FBI would know the difference?
But when the several memos Comey wrote regarding his conversations with President Trump about Russia were shown to Congress in recently, the FBI declared all were deemed to be government documents.
According to officials, more than half of these documents contained markings noting the information to be classified at the secret or confidential level.
Not surprising is that the FBI has a strict policy against any agent from releasing classified information or any information from an ongoing investigation. It also mandates that all records created during official duties are considered to be government property.
Perhaps now is the time for true congressional investigators to turn their attention to James Comey and determine if he accidentally on purpose mishandled classified information resulting in an intentional leak of government classified information.