Deja Vu: Looks like Comey found himself in the same situation as his beloved Hillary Clinton. Comey is currently under investigation for using his private Gmail account to discuss sensitive FBI information and case details. Perhaps this could be why he didn’t go after Hillary as he was expected to?
Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey used a private email account hundreds of times to conduct government business — “and at least seven of those messages were deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that they declined to release them,” The Daily Wire reported.
Like Hillary Clinton, whom Comey decided had broken no laws when she used her own homegrown server and email to send and receive classified information, Comey said he used the Gmail account only for “incidental” purposes.
The Post blew the lid off after they obtained 156 pages of those messages:
But the Justice Department said that Comey and his chief of staff “discussed government business on about 1,200 pages of messages. The emails obtained by The Post span from 2013 to 2017, and many are heavily redacted.
In the messages, Comey discusses speeches and public statements with his aides and other routine business. There are also emails about pressing concerns like a threat of a mass shooting at a Chicago school in May 2016, changes on his protective detail and helping two American teachers with their visa processes in December 2013.
The emails show that Comey used personal email throughout his investigation into Clinton and even talked about it.
He emailed Sept. 30, 2015, to his then-Chief of Staff James Rybicki, a Fox News article link about Russian hackers trying to access Clinton’s server.
A Representative for Comey, of course, said he had no comment…
In one email, Comey recognized the irony of the FBI investigating Clinton for questionable email practices while he used his own private account to do the same thing.
“Two days after complaining that his “mobile is not sending emails,” Comey asked an aide that the testimony he was to deliver to the Senate be sent on his private account — calling it an “embarrassing” situation.
“He [aide] will need to send to personal email I suppose,” Comey wrote. “Embarrassing for us.”
Lisa Rosenberg, executive director of Open the Government, a nonpartisan coalition that advocates for government transparency, said Comey’s practice of using personal email while investigating Clinton reeks of a double standard.”