From Biz Pac Review
Former FBI director James Comey is being fingered in a Senate document for obtaining four “classified” FBI memos and transferring them to Columbia University professor Daniel Richman.
The memoranda provided to the Law School professor number seven in total, but four were “marked classified at various levels of sensitivity.” The information in the leaked documents thus became publicized in a series of New York Times reports.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the filed a letter with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office making the complaint.
The Senator’s website then provided the letter to Rosenstein’s office asking a series of questions about Comey leaking the classified FBI documents. Richman leaked Comey memos and also provided numerous favorable comments about Comey in the New York Times, which referred to him as “a longtime confidant and friend of Mr. Comey’s.”
“Jim sees his role as apolitical and independent,” Richman said, as quoted in a feature piece about Comey. “The F.B.I. director, even as he reports to the attorney general, often has to stand apart from his boss.”
Really??? Since when does the patently false claim of “apolitical and independent” qualify the release of stolen classified material to a civilian with no security clearance?
Another New York Times story that quoted Richman focused on the FBI’s discovery in November 2016 of documents, several of them classified, transferred from Clinton aide Huma Abedin to her husband and former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
……That investigation was tidily wrapped up within a week and was directed by Peter Strzok, who interviewed Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin. Over a year later, more classified emails were uncovered due to Judicial Watch’s FOIA requests; they include heavily redacted documents, which are apparently not classified enough to warrant Abedin’s prosecution.
When Comey leaked those documents, he broke federal law:
Gregg Jarrett, a Fox News host and attorney, also argued that Comey is in legal jeopardy because the memos were government property.
“Comey said these were his personal documents. No, they’re not!” Jarrett exclaimed. “They’re government property. Just read the Federal Records Act and the Record Management Act and the Privacy Act — which is actually published on the FBI website.”
Jarrett said Code 641 “makes it a crime to convert government property and convey it to somebody else. That’s punishable by ten years behind bars.” He added, “in addition to that, he signed a non-disclosure agreement that said, ‘I will not disclose records or raw data.’ Well, he did precisely that.”
Comey also lied about the timing of his leak:
……Comey admitted that he leaked to friends his purported memos of these privileged conversations, one of which he testified was classified. He also testified that immediately after he was terminated he authorized his friends to leak the contents of these memos to the press in order to “prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”
……For the last 12 months, the inspector general of the Department of Justice has been conducting a review of the FBI and DOJ’s actions related to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
A final report on the investigation is expected within several months. But in the coming days, the Department of Justice is also expected to provide Congress with “many, many more” records related to the review, according to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
“[The IG is] doing a thorough job that folks across the political spectrum will be interested in,” Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that has sued for Clinton’s emails, told Fox News.
The investigation is looking at a variety of allegations, including whether it was improper for former FBI Director James Comey to make a public announcement about not recommending prosecution over the email arrangement – he also faulted Clinton and her associates for being “extremely careless” with classified information.
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz also is reviewing whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should have recused himself from the probe because of his family’s ties to the Democratic Party.
Horowitz told lawmakers during a November congressional hearing that he is aiming to release the report in the “March, April time period.”
“We’re moving along quite expeditiously,” Horowitz told the House Oversight Committee.
The anti-Trump texts between two deranged, condescending, angst-filled Prog moonbats on Robert Mueller’s ‘special council’, (Peter Strzok and his lover Lisa Page) further demonstrate the level of pathological animosity for Trump’s complete reversal of Obama’s damage to America.
Comey gave immunity to five Clinton State Department aides and IT experts. Those aides include Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s former chief of staff, along with two other State Department staffers, John Bentel and Heather Samuelson, Bryan Pagliano, Clinton’s former IT aide, and Paul Combetta, an employee at Platte River networks, the firm hired to manage her server after she left the State Department.
He also tampered with evidence by ordering the destruction of Hillary’s aides’ laptops and altered a memo about Hillary’s illegal email server to mitigate intent and went further by drafting a letter which exonerated her before the investigation was over. He and Loretta Lynch didn’t just cover up Hillary’s crimes, they conspired. Lynch obstructed justice and Comey abetted the entire thing. They belong in jail right along with Hillary.