White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down on comments she made earlier this week about former FBI Director James Comey having potentially broken the law when he leaked notes memorializing his conversations with the president to a friend, who then gave them to The New York Times.
Asked on Wednesday “what specifically” Sanders was referring to when she said on Tuesday that some of Comey’s conduct could have been illegal, Sanders replied that “the memos that Comey leaked were created on an FBI computer while he was the director.”
A White House official told Business Insider on Tuesday that “we don’t know” whether the information in the memo Comey gave to his friend was classified (the friend, Daniel Richman, has insisted it wasn’t). But Sanders said on Wednesday that “leaking FBI memos on a sensitive case” is illegal “regardless of classification.”
“He claims they were private property, but they clearly followed the protocol of an official FBI document,” Sanders said. “Leaking FBI memos on a sensitive case, regardless of classification, violates federal laws, including the Privacy Act, a standard FBI employment agreement, and a non-disclosure agreement all FBI employees must sign. I think that’s pretty clean, and clear, that that …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics