According to a late breaking story from The Hill, “more than half” of the memos former FBI director James Comey wrote as personal recounts of his conversations with President Trump about the Russia investigation have officially been determined to contain classified information.
Officials familiar with the documents confirmed the revelation, which means Comey likely broke his own agency’s rules and ignored the same security protocol that he publicly criticized Hillary Clinton for during the 2016 presidential election.
Four of the memos had markings making clear they contained information classified at the “secret” or “confidential” level.
FBI policy forbids any agent from releasing classified information or any information from ongoing investigations or sensitive operations without prior written permission. It also mandates that all records created during official duties are considered to be government property.
In fact, the official policy, which all agents must sign, can bed read below:
“Unauthorized disclosure, misuse, or negligent handling of information contained in the files, electronic or paper, of the FBI or which I may acquire as an employee of the FBI could impair national security, place human life in jeopardy, result in the denial of due process, prevent the FBI from effectively discharging its responsibilities, or violate federal law.”
A spokesman for the FBI on Sunday declined to comment. In other words, see Sean Hannity’s tweet below:
Tick Tick Tick… https://t.co/O5eHDZk53K
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) July 10, 2017
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