Former FBI Director James Comey may be in hot water after what has been recently discovered about his memos. Comey who is well aware of government procedures appeared to have “lack of judgment” which can lead to serious consequences. More than half of the memos that Comey took during his private conversations with President Trump hold classified information.
Now, any FBI agent knows that any information released during an ongoing investigation is strictly forbidden. In fact, all the records that are created by agents are considered government property and cannot be released to the public.
From the bureau’s policy:
Unauthorized disclosure, misuse, or negligent handling of information contained in the files, electronic or paper, of the FBI or which I may acquire as an employee of the FBI could impair national security, place human life in jeopardy, result in the denial of due process, prevent the FBI from effectively discharging its responsibilities, or violate federal law.
All information acquired by me in connection with my official duties with the FBI and all official material to which I have access remain the property of the United States of America. I will surrender upon demand by the FBI, or upon my separation from the FBI, all materials containing FBI information in my possession.
I 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.
So, you would think that the Former FBI Director would know this rule, right? Well, apparently Comey forgot about it and possibly will have to answer for it now.
The Hill reports:
More than half of the memos former FBI chief James Comey wrote as personal recollections of his conversations with President Trump about the Russia investigation have been determined to contain classified information, according to interviews with officials familiar with the documents.
This revelation raises the possibility that Comey broke his own agency’s rules and ignored the same security protocol that he publicly criticized Hillary Clinton for in the waning days of the 2016 presidential election.
Comey insisted in his testimony he believed his personal memos were unclassified, though he hinted one or two documents he created might have been contained classified information.
But when the seven memos Comey wrote regarding his nine conversations with Trump about Russia earlier this year were shown to Congress in recent days, the FBI claimed all were, in fact, deemed to be government documents.
Four of the memos had markings making clear they contained information classified at the “secret” or “confidential” level, according to officials directly familiar with the matter.
A spokesman for the FBI on Sunday declined to comment.
Congressional investigators had already begun examining whether Comey’s creation, storage and sharing of the memos violated FBI rules, but the revelation that four of the seven memos included some sort of classified information opens a new door of inquiry into whether classified information was mishandled, improperly stored or improperly shared.
What will happen to Comey is anyone’s guess at this point, but considering he is in the pocket of the Clinton’s he may come out of this unscathed. I can only hope that he will be questioned and punished to the fullest extent of the law. Comey is a traitor to the American people and to President Trump and needs to be held accountable for his actions.
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H/T [ The Blaze ]