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Politics Comey, Anderson Cooper clash over whether memo release violated FBI rules

04:51  26 april  2018
04:51  26 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Former FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday defended himself amid questioning from CNN host Anderson Cooper over whether he violated FBI policy by leaking memos of his conversations with President Trump.

former FBI Director James Comey violated the bureau 's policies by releasing memos containing Comey shamelessly breached basic bureau policy by stashing and leaking memos of private official action, Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees,” Horowitz wrote.

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Former FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday defended himself amid questioning from CNN host Anderson Cooper over whether he violated FBI policy by leaking memos of his conversations with President Trump.

During a CNN town hall event at William & Mary, Cooper pressed Comey on his decision to leak a memo to a friend after he was fired in May 2017.

"Is it ok for somebody at the FBI to leak something, an internal document, even if it's not classified? Isn't that leaking?" Cooper asked.

"Well there's a whole lot wrong with your question, Anderson," Comey responded.

Comey said he shared an unclassified memo documenting a conversation with the president to a friend and asked that friend to relay the substance of the memo to The New York Times.

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The FBI also said that all of the memos were in fact government documents, rather than Comey ’s personal files, meaning that his possession and disclosure of them violated the bureau ’s rules and procedures, the news outlet reported. Comey has since handed over the documents to Robert

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Comey added that he leaked the document as a private citizen, even though he wrote it while he was FBI director. As a result, he said, he did not "leak memos."

"I think of a leak as an unauthorized disclosure of classified information," Comey said.

"Really? That's it?" Cooper said.

"That's how I thought of it as FBI director. We investigated leaks. Unauthorized disclosures," Comey responded. "The bottom line is, I see no credible claim by any serious person that that violated the law."

President Trump has branded Comey as a "liar" and "leaker," claiming the ex-FBI director shared classified information. In the wake of Comey's recent media blitz for his new book, Trump claimed Comey's leaks led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, suggesting the entire process was illegitimate.

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Former FBI Director James Comey violated agency policies when he retained and leaked a set of memos he took documenting meetings with President Donald Trump early in 2017, the Justice Department's inspector general said in a report released Thursday.

Comey , Anderson Cooper clash over whether memo release violated FBI rules . Former FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday defended himself amid questioning from CNN host Anderson Cooper over whether he violated FBI policy by leaking memos of his conversations with President

Comey rejected Trump's claim, saying he thinks the president is "just making stuff up."

Cooper noted that one of Comey's recently released memos documented a conversation in which the then-FBI director and Trump discussed the importance of stopping leaks. Comey wrote that he laughed when the president suggested jailing reporters who publish leaks.

Asked about the exchange Wednesday, Comey said that he laughed to make it clear he thought the comment was a joke.

Comey plays defense on FBI memo release, denies being a leaker .
Former FBI Director James Comey, in a Thursday interview with Fox News, defended sharing his memos about conversations with President Trump, while denying it was a “leak.” “That memo was unclassified then,” Comey told anchor Bret Baier during an appearance on “Special Report.” “It's still unclassified. It's in my book. The FBI cleared that book before it could be published.”Comey admitted sharing his memos with his friend, Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman, who leaked the contents to the media.

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