During a news conference yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders – who I love, by the way – made the case for prosecuting former FBI director James Comey.
Sarah Sanders pointed to Comey’s acknowledgement during a June congressional hearing that he authorized the leaking of a memo about his conversations with the president to The New York Times.
“The memos that Comey leaked were created on a FBI computer while he was the director,” Sanders said during Wednesday’s briefing. “He claims they were private property. They clearly follow the protocol of an official FBI document.”
Sanders added, “Leaking FBI memos on a sensitive case, regardless of classification, violates federal laws including the Privacy Act, standard FBI employee agreement and non-disclosure agreement all personnel must sign. I think that’s pretty clean and clear that that would be a violation.” (H/T – AOSHQ)
Agreed. Comey drafted the memo on an FBI computer before leaking it to his media buddies. If any other agent had done the same, that agent would be fired and prosecuted. Not doing so would not only be hypocritical, but also further damage an institution already suffering from credibility issues.