‘O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.’ It seems like the top brass of the Obama DOJ, Justice Department and intel communities, have found themselves on the verge of ruin. What I would not give to be be privy to the conversations of Lynch, Comey, Obama, Holder, Clapper, Brennan and the other former Obama Admin higher ups who have seemingly been caught with their hands in the cookie jar. According to one former AG some of these players are facing serious consequences, including the loss of their freedom …
Conservative Tribune Reports: Former FBI Director James Comey may have just been hoisted by his own petard.
It looks increasingly likely that the now-fired director tried to use internal memos of meetings and conversations with Donald Trump to undermine the president, but those very memos are now making Comey look like the guilty one.
That’s certainly the view of former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey. He served in that respected position during the final years of the George W. Bush era, and knows a thing or two about the legality of classified information.
During a Friday appearance on Laura Ingraham’s program, the former attorney general pointed out that by leaking memos during his time in office, Comey may have done something highly illegal: Break the rules regarding classified documents.
“I think we ought to put to rest something one of your guests said in the last segment about how well the memos weren’t marked classified at the time,” Mukasey told Ingraham.
“They were classified as soon as he wrote them,” the legal expert explained. In simple terms, it didn’t matter whether or not Comey’s memos were marked as secret; they were classified as such automatically.
Mukasey used an example of his own time as attorney general to illustrate the point.
“I had an experience when I started as AG of taking notes at a meeting at a top secret procedure. And when I got up to leave the meeting my then chief of staff leaned over and wrote in big block letters at the top TS/SCI meaning ‘top secret, secured compartmentalized information,’” he recalled.
“In other words, those weren’t my notes, those were the government’s notes,” he clarified. “And those weren’t Mr. Comey’s memos, those were the government’s memos.”
And now it appears to be confirmed that James Comey leaked classified memos… memos that belonged to the U.S. government. After weeks of defending Comey, the media was forced to admit on Friday that, yes, the disgraced former director did leak classified material.
That Post article goes into detail of the sentences, ranging from probation and fines to lengthy prison time, given to past government officials who have leaked classified documents.Read More @ Conservative Tribune