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Justice Department Watchdog Probes Comey Memos Over Classified Information
The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 20, 2018 | Byron Tau and Aruna Viswanatha

Posted on 04/20/2018 10:32:36 AM PDT by monkapotamus

WASHINGTON—At least two of the memos that former FBI Director James Comey gave to a friend outside of the government contained information that officials now consider classified, according to people familiar with the matter, prompting a review by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog...

The Justice Department inspector general is now conducting an investigation into classification issues related to the Comey memos, according to a person familiar with the matter. Mr. Comey has said he considered the memos personal rather than government documents. He has told Congress that he wrote them and authorized their release to the media “as a private citizen...”

(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: comey; comeymemos; jw
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1 posted on 04/20/2018 10:32:36 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: monkapotamus
according to a person familiar with the matter
2 posted on 04/20/2018 10:36:49 AM PDT by glock rocks (... so much win!)
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To: monkapotamus

IG typically hasn’t had leaks. DOJ lately has been quiet. Someone fed this to WSJ for what purpose? Or the writers have been lurking on social media and cobbled together the story.


3 posted on 04/20/2018 10:39:18 AM PDT by The Westerner (Protect the most vulnerable: get the government out of medicine and education.)
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I thought there were 7 memos in total, 4 of which were classified?


4 posted on 04/20/2018 10:41:38 AM PDT by shotgun
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His “friend” morphed into his private attorney (presumably for attorney-client protections). Let’s see if the FBI raids the “friend’s” home, office, car, recently used hotel room, and have a Manafort-style felony toss of all of his junk, and feeling up of his wife. :::::crickets:::::


5 posted on 04/20/2018 10:47:51 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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Comey now says that he can’t remember how many memos there were. I guess he knows that one that was released had to be classified if the total was seven. Maybe he learned the I-don’t-recall thing from Hillary.


6 posted on 04/20/2018 10:50:24 AM PDT by Freee-dame (Best election ever!)
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Fox has been covering - he even mentioned that he thought it was classified and wondered if the classification shouldn’t be higher than it was - no wonder he opted to do a single-handed pardoning of Hillary - he’s as guilty as she is and he has no excuses of being ignorant...


7 posted on 04/20/2018 10:56:47 AM PDT by trebb (I stopped picking on the mentally ill hypocrites who pose as conservatives...mostly ;-})
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Call me when Comey is arrested, along with all the others involved in sedition and treason......................


8 posted on 04/20/2018 10:59:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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Should be in breaking.

If Comey gave these to ANYONE in without redaction, it's a felony. No ifs, ands or buts.

What's worse is the specific reason he gave for committing the felony was to sick a special counsel on POTUS.

All this knowing the Steele dossier was garbage.

Comey is seditious criminal.

9 posted on 04/20/2018 11:00:37 AM PDT by AAABEST
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The fat pantsuit Elephant in the room is Hillary Clinton


10 posted on 04/20/2018 11:14:07 AM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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On one of the interviews, he said there were 8...maybe 10.


11 posted on 04/20/2018 11:27:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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So Comey was giving information later deemed classified to a New York Law Professor named Richman.

Be careful, investigating this may be a hate crime..


12 posted on 04/20/2018 11:42:15 AM PDT by CharleysPride (The Federal Jihad against Marijuana is over. Thank you, President Trump.)
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So Comey was giving information later deemed classified...

NOT "later deemed classified." Classified.

This was the *head of the FBI* and it was his own content. At the time the memos were written, even HE stated (in writing) that they were classified.

13 posted on 04/20/2018 11:53:15 AM PDT by AAABEST
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WOW! I saw this was from the WSJ and almost didn’t click on it because of the WSJ’s damned paywall. They must have screwed up because this article wasn’t hiding behind the paywall.

IMHO, this has turned into a giant, worthless soap opera. Let’s let the rubber hit the road. Indictments, trials, prison time.


14 posted on 04/20/2018 12:29:08 PM PDT by upchuck (Keep a sharp lookout. The best is yet to come.)
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“His “friend” morphed into his private attorney (presumably for attorney-client protections)”

And after the fact, in an honest Justice System that dog don’t hunt.


15 posted on 04/20/2018 12:58:39 PM PDT by DAC21
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I love that “later deemed classified” meme! That might actually work for a subordinate if a document weren’t properly marked. In Comey’s case, however, he had (emphasis on the past tense) Original Classification Authority and was responsible for taking into control, properly classifying and marking classified documents. No more a defense for him than it should have been for the Clinton bitch, but he no longer has a sleazy FBI Director to cover his ass - at least I don’t think so...


16 posted on 04/20/2018 1:34:13 PM PDT by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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In Comey’s case, however, he had (emphasis on the past tense) Original Classification Authority and was responsible for taking into control, properly classifying and marking classified documents.

It's funny to watch. It's as if they're all pretending there's some invisible FBI-jesus determining classification.

The FBI Director himself wrote the memos. Then (IN WRITING from his own hand), confirms they're classified. Then he admits to surreptitiously and illegally leaking them with the explicit intent to start a special counsel.

Oh and lying about it all to congress...there's that.

17 posted on 04/20/2018 1:53:24 PM PDT by AAABEST
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His personal friend, later Comey claims his attorney doesn’t have clearance to view those classified documents.

Much like David Kendall “storing” and then reviewing Hillary’s emails

Why hasn’t Comeys friends house and office been raided? Mueller too busy trying to sniff Trump’s boxers?


18 posted on 04/20/2018 2:05:25 PM PDT by VRWCarea51 (The Original 1998 Version)
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“Mr. Comey has said he considered the memos personal rather than government documents. ”

Bullcrap. Utter and complete Bullcrap.

L


19 posted on 04/20/2018 2:06:20 PM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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How great would it be for Comey to go to prison for mishandling classified information after covering up for Clinton doing the same?


20 posted on 04/20/2018 3:19:25 PM PDT by ETCS
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