FBI Chief FOIA Officer: "Every Single Memo Comey Leaked Was Classified"

As James Comey trots around the country on his book-selling tour, tweeting bible quotes and nature scenes, a less serene series of events is playing out in Washington D.C. which suggests the former FBI Director may be in trouble over the memos he leaked to Columbia law professor Daniel Richman, allegedly detailing conversations between Comey and President Trump. 

James Comey, Daniel Richman

While Richman told CNN "No memo was given to me that was marked 'classified,' and James Comey told Congressional investigators he tried to "write it in such a way that I don't include anything that would trigger a classification," it appears the FBI's chief FOIA officer disagrees

While we previously reported that Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said four of the 7 Comey memos he reviewed were "marked classified" at the "Secret" or "Confidential" level - tonight we find out that every single Comey memo was classified at the time, per Judicial Watch director of investigations Chris Farrell - who has a signed declaration from the FBI's chief FOIA officer to that effect: 

We have a sworn declaration from David Hardy who is the chief FOIA officer of the FBI that we obtained just in the last few days, and in that sworn declaration, Mr. Hardy says that all of Comey's memos - all of them, were classified at the time they were written, and they remain classified. -Chris Farrell, Judicial Watch

Therefore, Farrell points out, Comey mishandled national defense information when he "knowingly and willfully" leaked them to his friend at Columbia University. 

It's also mishandling of national defense information, which is a crime. So it's clear that Mr. Comey not only authored those documents, but then knowingly and willfully leaked them to persons unauthorized, which is in and of itself a national security crime. Mr. Comey should have been read his rights back on June 8th when he testified before the Senate. 

In closing, Farrell tells Dobbs "Recently retired and active duty FBI agents have told me - and it's several of them, they consider Comey to be a dirty cop."


What was that about "more ethical leadership" Jim?


JoeTurner Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:57 Permalink

Anyone want to give odds on how long until Bill and Hillary are Arkancided ? They no longer have any power but know way too much about too many powerful people

Son of Loki wildbad Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:01 Permalink

Rumor has it that Comey will turn himself in to the nearest police station this morning....


ha ha ha,......fooled ya didn't i?

With incompetent Sessons as AG, and dirty lawyer Rosenstein as asst AG, i don't expect any law will be enforced.

...that is, unless you do something so horrendous and criminal like they find some pot in your back seat...then you'll get 5 years!

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CuttingEdge grekko Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:17 Permalink

Leaking classified documents is one thing...

Leaking classified documents to intentionally trigger a fake Special Prosecution against a sitting President, costing millions of dollars (and in all likelihood Comey was point on the Fusion GPS meme before the election)? Treason or sedition - take your pick.


When Hillary said "We'll all hang if he gets elected" she wasn't kidding.

Start with this treacherous cunt.

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jeff montanye bobcatz Fri, 01/05/2018 - 21:40 Permalink

imo that is not clear at this point. why did he walk away from syria and allow most of isis to be destroyed? that some still survive at a u.s. army base hasn't really changed that assad is consolidating his rule, with the help of the iranians, hezbollah and the russians. and trump added the one state solution, which actually has a chance of success, to the (fifty years failed) two state solution as outcomes for palestine/israel that are acceptable to the u.s.

hide your light, bide your time. it is not always easy to see the true motives and strategies of the students of sun tzu.

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GeezerGeek Bring the Gold Fri, 01/05/2018 - 13:14 Permalink

While I agree that there are far more important matters that Sessions could be looking at, we should be glad when he enforces laws - even ones we may disagree with - rather than bending and/or breaking them, like his two predecessors. And to the best of my ability to recall events, he hasn't pulled off a Waco or Ruby Ridge yet.

What I would like to see is Congress doing its job. They should pass a law, or better yet initiate a Constitutional amendment, delegating control of wee to the states. Unfortunately DC is keen on accumulating power. Most of them probably don't know the 10th. Or maybe they just don't care, since they keep reauthorizing Patriot Act crap and such.

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