President Donald Trump targeted former FBI Director James Comey Monday for allegedly including classified information in personal memos describing his conversations with the president.
James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2017
Comey’s removal of classified information from his office could put him in breach of FBI protocols that clearly state FBI agents “will not reveal, by any means, any information or material from or related to FBI files or any other information acquired by virtue of my official employment to any unauthorized recipient without prior official written authorization by the FBI.”
Comey admitted he took his personal memos with him after being fired in testimony before Congress on June 8 and directed a friend of his to leak some of its contents to a New York Times reporter to rebuff some of Trump’s claims. –The Daily Caller
The former congressman from Utah, Jason Chaffetz, recently left the Washington DC cesspool and is now employed by FOX New. Chaffetz appeared on FOX and Friends this morning where he addressed the new Comey issue.
Former Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz recounted a discussion he had with FBI Director James Comey on the phone. Comey is usually a “jovial, open person on the phone”, but when Jason Chaffetz brought up the memos he got very silent.
Chaffetz then made a surprising statement to the Fox and Friends hosts: “If Comey’s Leaked Memos Contained Classified Information, He Should Have Handcuffs On And Go To JailChaffetz recounts a discussion he had with former FBI director, James Comey, on the phone.”
"You cannot take classified information & release it, if you do you should have handcuffs on you & go to jail."-Chaffetz on James Comey pic.twitter.com/gQdSBQGwaK
— Corryn💙 (@Corrynmb) July 10, 2017