Trump Accuses James Comey Of Leaking Classified Information


President Donald Trump’s first day back in the office after his brief trip to Europe began, as so many do, with a flurry of tweets. It seems that Trump, as he so often does, tuned in to “Fox and Friends” on Monday morning, the show on which he made regular Monday-morning phone-in appearances prior to his entry into politics.

After that segment aired, the show’s social media team tweeted a clip:

“Report accuses material James Comey leaked to a friend contained top secret information.”

– FOX & friends

The president retweeted it – following up with thoughts of his own.

“James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!”

– Donald J. Trump

Daniel Richman, the Columbia University Law School professor whom Comey shared the memos with and who passed the information along to The New York Times, refuted the charge.

“No memo was given to me that was marked ‘classified,'” Daniel Richman told CNN. “No memo was passed on to the Times.”


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  1. The President is correct in his assessment that Comey broke the law. I would hope Mr. Comey could be arrested. We must drain the swamp.


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