Did Comey Leak Classified Information? This Senator Believes So

Last June former FBI Director James Comey admitted during congressional testimony he leaked memos to a friend, who then gave them to the New York Times for a story. Those memos were about conversations between Comey and President Trump, which he wrote after a meeting at Trump Tower.

“I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night, because it didn’t dawn on me originally, that there might be corroboration for our conversations, might be a tape, my judgement was that I needed to get that out into the public square and so I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” Comey said. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons, but asked him to, because I thought that it might prompt the appointment of a Special Counsel. I asked a close friend of mine to do that.”

But according to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, the content of those memos was classified.

“After a review of the seven memoranda created by former Director Comey, it is now clear that four are marked classified at various levels of sensitivity. Former Director Comey reportedly provided copies of four memos to Columbia Law School Professor Alan Richman. If true, that would mean at least one disclosed memo contained information now-marked classified,” Grassley’s office released.

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