Trump accuses Comey of committing a felony by leaking classified information

Nominee for FBI Director Christopher Wray will have his confirmation hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday

The Fox segment was based on a report in The Hill that claimed "more than half of the memos former FBI chief James Comey wrote as personal recollections of his conversations with President Trump about the Russian Federation investigation have been determined to contain classified information".

A newly released financial disclosure form from Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shows he received a partnership share from his Atlanta law firm of $9.2 million. That is so illegal!

Trump also tweeted out a link to a Fox & Friends segment on Comey, where they claim Comey put "our national security at risk".

Comey penned seven memos describing nine Russia-related talks with President Trump - four of which contained "secret"- or "confidential"-level material, The Hill reported Sunday, quoting officials "familiar with the documents".

In a column on Comey's memos a month ago, I explained that there was no doubt the memos were government documents (regardless of the former director's suggestion that they were his personal property, memorializing his "recollection recorded" of his conversations with the president). It was about a February 14 meeting, where Comey said Trump asked him to stop investigating former national security adviser Mike Flynn. Comey responded, saying the memos were personal-not government-documents and he had every right to leak them to the press.

In May, Trump tweeted that it was his opinion that leaks coming out of the White House were "fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media".

On the basis of what we now know, it does not appear that Comey committed a crime. "And you couple that with the fact that this was confidential information - classified information, in fact - I think this is the story that should get legs, not all this nonsense about Russian collusion". Petraeus's journals are very similar in this regard to Comey's memos because, among other sensitive documents, they contained notes of Petraeus's conversations with the president of the United States (while Petraeus was a general commanding US forces overseas).

Trump last month had said that he did not have recordings of his meetings with Comey, after weeks of speculation that the Republican billionaire leader himself fueled. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) asked Comey on June 8.

The report noted that the memos were shown to Congress in recent days. Even members of Congress with access to classified intelligence had to fight to obtain the actual notes.



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