Former FBI Director James Comey denied being a leaker on Wednesday during a contentious exchange at a CNN town hall hosted by Anderson Cooper.
Cooper was pressing Comey over his decision after being fired in May 2017 to give a friend four memos he wrote after conversations with President Donald Trump. The Justice Department’s office of the inspector general is reportedly investigating Comey’s handling of the documents — two of which contain classified information.
Comey denied he broke the law in handling the memos, which he gave to Daniel Richman, a Columbia law school professor.
“But … you did leak memos. Is it okay for somebody at the FBI to leak something, an internal document, even if it’s not classified?” Cooper asked Comey.
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