James Comey didn’t just break FBI protocol by leaking information to the press, he lied about it to Congress.
On May 3, 2017, Comey testified that he “never” acted as an “anonymous source in news reports relating to the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation.”
But on June 8, 2017, Comey admitted that he had a friend “share the content of the memo with a reporter” because he thought it “might prompt the appointment of the special counsel.”
According to Constitutional Law Professor Jonathan Turley, Comey’s admission was “deeply troubling from a professional and ethical standpoint” and a violation of FBI rules.
The Post concludes that Comey violated FBI rules and accepts that employees under Comey could well have been fired for such violations.— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) September 19, 2017
JAMES COMEY BOOK— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) April 13, 2018
Section 2.4 of FBI's Prepublication Review Manual covers:
FBI Employees shall not disclose "information that relates to ... the substantive merits of any ongoing or open investigation or case."
Just going to leave that right here ...
CNN Law Enforcement Analyst and 25-Year FBI Veteran
Can’t remember the last time someone in DC openly acknowledged orchestrating a leak — and without any senator having even asked.— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) June 8, 2017
Chief White House Correspondent, The New York Times
Comey’s decision to leak information and then lie about it is just more evidence of his true higher loyalty – to himself.
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