Former FBI Director and black hat operative James Comey was just busted in another massive lie regarding the memos he took after meetings with President Trump.
Last month, Comey testified to Congress that he had taken the memos after becoming troubled by the content of the conversations he had with the President, which he later gave to a friend of his to force the appointment of a special prosecutor. At the time, he claimed that the memos didn’t contain any classified or sensitive information, which is why he chose to share them with someone lacking security clearance, but it turns out that was a lie…a big lie.
According to The Hill, at least four of the seven memos contained classified information. Worse yet, some of them even contained information marked “confidential” and “secret,” undermining his criticisms of Hillary Clinton keeping classified information after she left the State Department in 2013.
More on the memos from the Daily Caller:
Comey has said that he memorialized his personal meetings and phone conversations with Trump because he felt uneasy about the circumstances of their encounters. Their first one-on-one meeting was a private dinner at the White House on Jan. 27. The pair also talked privately in the Oval Office on Feb. 14.
In that meeting, Comey says Trump asked him to close the FBI’s investigation of Michael Flynn, who Trump had fired as national security adviser the day before.
The existence of the memos was not revealed until after Trump fired Comey on May 9. In his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last month, he maintained that he believed that the information in the memos was unclassified. He also said that he leaked at least one of the documents to a Columbia law professor friend of his.
“My thinking was if I write it in such a way that I don’t include anything that would trigger a classification, that would make it easier to discuss within the FBI and the government and to hold onto it in a way that makes it accessible to us,” Comey testified.
Also in his testimony, Comey said that he did not turn over the memos after being fired because he viewed them as personal documents. But according to The Hill, the FBI considers the memos to be government records.
While Comey had the authority to classify and de-classify information as he saw fit when he was the FBI’s director, he retained possession of them after leaving his position, which is a big no-no because they’re government property. Also, his friend who had the documents in their possession could be in trouble for possessing classified information, although it remains to be seen what, if any, punishment there’s going to be for either man.