Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett blasted James Comey’s handling of classified information ahead of the fired FBI Director’s highly anticipated interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.
.@GreggJarrett: "Everything you do in the course and scope of your employment is government property. [@Comey] was acting as the FBI director when he spoke to [@POTUS], he wrote about their conversations. It's clearly government property." @NextRevFNC pic.twitter.com/3qdktpRmb2
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 16, 2018
JARRETT: “In the Federal Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations and the Privacy Act, as well as the Federal Records Act, anything that’s in the course and scope of your employment is government property. Every FBI agent signs a document that says ‘when you leave government, all of that is the government’s to remain behind, you are not to take it with you.’ Comey took it with him — seven presidential memos. Everything you do in the course and scope of your employment is government property. He was acting as the FBI director when he spoke to the president, he wrote about their conversations. It’s clearly government property. He stole that government property. According to Senator Grassley, [Comey stole] four classified documents, which would make him just as guilty as Hillary Clinton.”
Back in June, Nick Short of Security Studies asked on the subject of Comey’s memos if “By creating memos on a govt computer, the memos would be classified as govt documents right?
“So Comey violated NDA & broke Fed law via leaks.”
On Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA.), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) demanded Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein turn over copies of fired FBI Director James Comey’s memos about his conservations with President Donald Trump — by Monday.
JUST IN: Three House GOP chairmen — Goodlatte, Gowdy and Nunes — demand Comey's memos, which triggered the special counsel probe, from Rosenstein. pic.twitter.com/dxq46u0T6m
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) April 13, 2018