Comey’s Leaking May Get His Accomplice Leaker Buddy 10 Years in Prison

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The Gateway Pundit reported on April 25th that former FBI Director and Dirty Cop James Comey’s leaks to the media were highly likely to place Comey in prison [where he belongs] for many years. Since then Comey says that his best friend, the now obviously corrupt professor Daniel Richman, previously worked as a “special government employee” for the FBI on an unpaid basis, and Richman leaked information Comey gave him to the NY Times. If this is the case, it looks like Comey just set up his best friend forever, professor Richman, for probable cause that he committed criminal espionage – punishable by 10 years in prison.

On April 25th we reported that Robert Barnes from Barnes Law provided the following set of tweets about the legal jeopardy that crooked Comey put himself in by leaking classified information to the New York Times –

THREAD: As explained on @foxnewsnight w/ @ShannonBream, there is probable cause @Comey committed CRIMINAL ESPIONAGE against Trump when he leaked #ComeyMemos. The law punishes espionage w/ a 10 year federal prison sentence & can be found at 18 USC 793(f). …

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THREAD: As explained on @foxnewsnight w/ @ShannonBream, there is probable cause @Comey committed CRIMINAL ESPIONAGE against Trump when he leaked #ComeyMemos. The law punishes espionage w/ a 10 year federal prison sentence & can be found at 18 USC 793(f).

— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) April 24, 2018

Next Barnes notes –

Contrary to what you may hear, a person can be convicted of CRIMINAL ESPIONAGE even if they do not leak classified material & even if they only remove, but do not share, national security information. Criminal Espionage laws were written before we had a classification system.

— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law)

His 3rd tweet on the subject –

3/ Criminal Espionage only requires proof that a person entrusted w/ “national defense related” information remove that information from its proper place or disclose that information to an unauthorized person in either an intentional act or because of their “gross negligence.”

— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law)

4th tweet –

4/ The courts have defined “national defense related” information very broadly in the seminal Supreme Court case of Gorin v. United States, effectively deferring to the judgment of the jury as to what constitutes national defense related information.

5th tweet –

5/ Some courts limited the Criminal Espionage statute to information which is “potentially dangerous” to disclose to national security and “closely held” information. That same court also said the information did not have to ever be classified for it to be a crime to disclose it.

6th tweet –

6/ Here is the key: In order for @Comey to ever classify #ComeyMemos as either “confidential” or “secret,” he admitted the memos were government proprietary information, related to national security, & the disclosure of which was “reasonably expected” to hurt national security.

7th tweet –

7/ Now add in: Classified Information NDA @Comey signed to be FBI Director, his sophisticated longtime use of classified information, his admission that information did not have to be marked classified in the Hillary press conference, and his record prosecuting whistleblowers.

8th and final tweet –

8/ Adds up to one thing: there is probable cause that James @Comey committed CRIMINAL ESPIONAGE when he removed the #ComeyMemos from FBI exclusive control & custody after his firing (the first crime) & then gave them to an unauthorized person (the 2nd crime). #MultipleFelonies

Based on the above tweets it was clear that Crooked Comey committed criminal espionage when he removed the emails he prepared regarding his discussions with the President and then gave them to his friend.

But since then, Comey insists that he gave the [classified leaked] information to Richman and that Richman was a special government employee for Corrupt Comey’s FBI not paid for his services. Congress is asking for information related to the arrangement setting up Comey’s friend in this status. If proven true then based on the law, Comey just set up his friend to sit the next 10 years in prison for committing criminal espionage, in his place.

With friends like Comey, who needs enemies!


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