Gregg Jarrett: Comey Was NOT a Whistleblower – His Motive Was NOT Transparency, But to Trigger a Special Counsel

Gregg Jarrett, James Comey

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett pushed back on claims that former FBI Director James Comey was a heroic “whistleblower” when he leaked his memos to his lawyers.

Washington DC swamp attorney Bradley Moss attacked Trump for quoting Gregg Jarrett’s claims that Comey could have been charged with theft of government documents for keeping his classified memos in his personal safe in his home, rather than in a SCIF [Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility].


Bradly Moss also questioned Gregg Jarrett’s legal expertise.

“If Gregg Jarrett were a real lawyer he would know the DOJ Criminal Resource Manual rejects applying 18 USC 641 in a situation like the one involving Comey,” Bradley Moss said.

Gregg Jarrett responded and stated that Comey is NOT a whistleblower because his motive was not transparency, but rather to trigger a special counsel.

“Bradley Moss is mistaken. Comey was not a whistleblower. His motive was not transparency, but to trigger a special counsel. And Memo 2 that he leaked to his lawyers was classified. All of this is in the IG Report. Thus, an 18 USC 641 charge could have been brought,” Gregg Jarrett said pushing back on DC-area attorney Bradley Moss’s assertion that Comey was a whistleblower.

Jarrett hit the swamp lawyer one more time.

“Mr. Moss is free to disagree with me. Lawyers disagree with one another all the time. But reducing it to a personal attack that I’m not a “real lawyer” diminishes both his argument and himself,” Jarrett said.

Former Director of National Intelligence and Comey’s partner-in-crime James Clapper also called Comey a heroic whistleblower in wake of the DOJ IG report.

Comey is a corrupt leaker, not a heroic whistleblower.

According to the Inspector General’s report, Comey used a personal scanner, personal computer and private email to transmit 4 memos to his attorneys. Two of the four memos contained classified information and Comey did not receive authorization from the FBI to transmit the memos to his lawyers.

Comey kept his classified memos in a personal safe in his home (his Trump-hating wife had access to the safe) and the FBI had to go to his home one month after he was fired to retrieve the memos,

Comey told investigators that he viewed his memos as his ‘personal property’ and his ‘personal memoirs’ rather than government property. Comey was wrong. All of the memos he drafted memorializing his conversations with President Trump belonged to the government.

Comey also took pictures of one of his memos (memo # 4) and text messaged it to his friend-turned-lawyer-turned-unpaid-FBI-official Daniel Richman to leak to the New York Times in order to prompt a special counsel.

One day after the New York Times published an article about General Flynn based off of the leaked memo, Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel and a two-year ‘Trump-Russia’ witch hunt ensued.

Comey could have been charged with many different crimes, but AG Barr declined prosecution.

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