FLASHBACK: Comey Told Congress His Trump Memos Were Unclassified, Not A ‘Government Document’ (VIDEO)
James Comey exploded back into the news Sunday evening, following reports the FBI Director’s memos include classified information. The report contradicts Comey’s testimony to Congress back in June, when the embattled swamp creature told Senator Blunt that his memos about President Trump weren’t ‘government documents.
Below is a transcript of the exchange between Sen. Blunt and Comey:
BLUNT: “You said, after you were dismissed, you gave information to a friend so that friend could get that information into the public media.”
BLUNT: “What kind of information was that? Wasn’t that (ph) — what kind of information did you give to a friend?”
COMEY: “That the — the — the Flynn conversation, that the president asked me to let the — the Flynn — I’m forgetting my exact own words, but the — the conversation in the Oval Office.BLUNT: So you didn’t consider your memo or your sense of that conversation to be a government document? You consider it to be somehow your own personal document that you could share with the media as you wanted to?”
COMEY: “Correct. I…”
BLUNT: “Through a friend?”
COMEY: “… I understood this to be my recollection, recorded, of my conversation with the president. As a private citizen, I felt free to share that. I thought it very important to get it out.”
BLUNT: “So were all of your memos that you’ve recorded on classified or other documents memos that might be yours as a private citizen?”
COMEY: “I’m sorry, I’m not following the question.”
BLUNT: “Well, I think you said you’d used classified — a classified…”
COMEY: “Not the classified documents. Unclassified — I don’t have any of them anymore. I gave them to the special counsel. But, yeah, my view was that the content of those unclassified — the memorialization of those conversations was my recollection recorded.”
FLASHBACK: Comey testifies to Congress in June his Trump memos were unclassified, not a 'government document.' pic.twitter.com/UFAe7c74uq
— Joshua Dov Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 10, 2017
This question is, did James Comey commit perjury?