According to a blockbuster report courtesy of The Hill on Sunday, Former FBI boss James Comey broke the Bureau’s rules as he disclosed classified intel via the intentional leak of “personal memos” (or recollections) during his successful attempt to launch a special probe into President Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia.
About half of the respective memos leaked to the mainstream media via James Comey’s dear friend contained personal recollections of the FBI’s director private conversations with the POTUS regarding the Russia conspiracy theory. However, at a closer inspection, according to officials familiar to the matter, the leaked memos also contained classified information, which means that James Comey is now in a world of pain. Basically, this guy broke FBI’s rules while he was still in charge of the bureau, and that’s kind of ironic, isn’t it?
And we’re talking about the same person who, back in 2016, publicly criticized presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton (remember her?) as she broke basically the same security protocols (the private email server scandal). During his testimony in front of US Congress from last month,James Comey admitted to have leaked intel to a Columbia University lawyer (a close friend) and furthermore, he asked the respective friend to provide the information to the mainstream media (leak by proxy), thus hoping to increase the public opinion pressure in order to get a special prosecutor named in the Russia collusion scandal, following President Trump firing James Comey as FBI director.
But, as you may already know, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. And the Donald grabbed yet another opportunity to slam Comey’s misconduct via Twitter:
James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2017
The POTUS also re-tweeted a Fox News report dissecting the article from The Hill:
Report accuses material James Comey leaked to a friend contained top secret information pic.twitter.com/Hkg4cAb6o9
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) July 10, 2017
Judging from what happened in the last couple of months, it seems like Comey was just an ambitious weasel collecting dirty laundry and playing both sides of the fence for personal gain, but that’s his modus operandi since like, forever. Mr Comey is busy man boys and girls.
Comey served as deputy attorney general under John Ashcroft for two years of the Bush administration. When he left the Bush administration, he went directly to Lockheed Martin and became vice president, acting as a general counsel in 2010. Comey earned $6 million in one year alone from Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin became a Clinton Foundation donor that very year.
Lockheed Martin is also a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, which paid Bill Clinton $250,000 to deliver a speech in 2010.In 2010, Lockheed Martin won 17 approvals for private contracts from the Hillary Clinton State Department.
In 2013, Comey became a board member, a director, and a Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee member of the London bank HSBC Holdings.