Former FBI Director James Comey was fired as a result of his incompetence and abuse of power.
Months after his release, new details are emerging that reveal to what extent Comey manipulated his position.
Not only did Comey effectively investigate major crimes as FBI Director, but it has been revealed that he shared classified information with his friends.
According to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, James Comey may have leaked key information to his friend shortly after he was fired.
Grassley revealed his grievances in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein earlier this week.
In the letter, Grassley demanded answers as to how Comey handled classified information.
The Daily Caller reported:
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.
Comey previously revealed in a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that he shared private Trump memos to his colleague in the past, with instructions to leak the information to the press.
His intent was later made clear: the leaked information would force a special prosecutor to take over the Russia investigation.
The Daily Caller continued:
“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. Didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons. I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel. I asked a close friend to do it,” Comey testified.
The document that Comey instructed Richman to leak memorialized a conversation that Comey had with Trump on Feb. 14, 2017, a day after Michael Flynn was fired as national security adviser.
Comey wrote in that memo — which he claimed was unclassified — that Trump told him of the FBI’s investigation into Flynn: “I hope you can let this go.”
Richman read sections of that document to a New York Times reporter. After a story was published on the topic, Rosenstein decided to appoint Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel.
Richman told Fox News that he received four memos from Comey, but he claimed that the documents did not bear classification markings.
“No memos were given to the press, and no memos were classified at the time I received them,” Richman told Fox.
Grassley asserted in his letter that the DOJ and FBI have failed to provide crucial details about the memos and how they were handled.
He said that during a recent review of the memos, which was held in a secure facility, FBI personnel “refused” to answer questions about the chain of custody of the memos, the dates on which they were deemed classified, and who made those determinations.
In his letter, Grassley asked Rosenstein to clarify whether the DOJ or FBI have determined whether any of the memos that Comey sent to Richman contained classified information and which of the seven Comey memos had been provided to Richman.
Though it is not known to what extent James Comey mishandled classified information, but one thing is certain: James Comey is in serious hot water.
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