Former FBI Director Comey has been hateful towards the Trump Administration. You could call him a disgruntled former employee. But despite all of the toxic lies he is spreading, the DOJ is giving him a pass. They are not prosecuting him for spreading classified data.
“Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017, denied that sharing the memos with his legal team constituted a leak of classified information. Instead, he compared the process to keeping “a diary.”
“I didn’t consider it part of an FBI file,” Comey told Fox News’ Bret Baier last year. “It was my personal aide-memoire…I always thought of it as mine.”
In his testimony in June 2017 before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey said he made the decision to document the interactions with the president in a way that would not trigger security classification.
But in seven Comey memos handed over to Congress in April 2018, eight of the 15 pages had redactions under classified exceptions.
Comey, during his June 2017 testimony, said he deliberately leaked a memo from a key meeting with Trump to a friend after he was fired in order to prompt the appointment of a special counsel.
“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter—I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel,” Comey testified.
“I was worried that the media was camping at the end of my driveway, my wife and I were going away,” Comey said. “I was worried it would be like feeding seagulls at the beach if it was I who gave it to the media, so I asked my friend to.”
A source close to DOJ deliberation process claims that the DOJ felt that they could not go after the former FBI Director and the decision was not a close call. Looks like Comey should be thanking the Trump Administration. But we all know that will never happen.