Trump baselessly accuses Comey of leaking classified info

However, Comey testified under oath before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 that a memo he shared with a friend did not contain classified information.
By Carmelo Sheppard | Jul 13, 2017
President Trump was on Twitter Monday morning accusing former FBI Director James Comey of illegally leaking classified information to the news media. He did not offer any evidence for the charge, according to ABC News.

"James Comes leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!" tweeted the president.

However, Comey testified under oath before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 that a memo he shared with a friend did not contain classified information.

"My judgment was I needed to get that out into the public square," Comey testified. "So I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter."

The memo contained details of a Feb. 14 meeting with the president, in which Trump allegedly asked Comey to drop the FBI's investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Trump fired Comey in May.

Comey said he made sure to compose his memo so it did not contain classified information.

"I remember thinking this is a very disturbing development, really important to our work," Comey said, referring to the Feb. 14 meeting with Trump. "I need to document it and preserve it in a way that this committee gets this."

Some of Comey's memos describing what he considered disturbing encounters with the president are designated as classified and are in the hands of Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is investigating allegations of collusion with Russia by the Trump campaign and, possibly, obstruction of justice by President Trump.

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