BREAKING: Inspector General Investigating James Comey Over Classified Information
Inspector General Horowitz is now investigating James Comey over his classified memos.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
At least two of the memos that former FBI Director James Comey gave to a friend outside of the government contained information that officials now consider classified, according to people familiar with the matter, prompting a review by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog.
Of those two memos, Mr. Comey himself redacted elements of one that he knew to be classified to protect secrets before he handed the documents over to his friend. He determined at the time that another memo contained no classified information, but after he left the Federal Bureau of Investigation, bureau officials upgraded it to “confidential,” the lowest level of classification.
The Justice Department inspector general is now conducting an investigation into classification issues related to the Comey memos, according to a person familiar with the matter. Mr. Comey has said he considered the memos personal rather than government documents.
Redacted memos written by disgraced former FBI Director James Comey were published online on Thursday evening.
Comey penned seven memos stemming from nine conversations he had with President Trump during his time at the FBI.
After facing threat of subpoena, the 15-page document was provided to Congress by the Justice Department on Thursday.
Congress received both redacted and unredacted versions of Comey’s memos.
Fired FBI Chief James Comey wrote about the memos in his book and leaked the documents to reporters last year.
Congress has not yet had a chance to look at the memos
AND—– THE MEMOS ARE CLASSIFIED!
Meaning Fired FBI Chief James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS TO THE PRESS.
The president blasted Comey in a midnight tweet after the memos were leaked online.
Trump also pointed out that Comey leaked classified information then asked, “will the witch hunt continue?”
Trump tweeted: James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?
James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018