“In a stunning revelation, Comey admitted under oath that he leaked top secret information to reporters at the New York Times through a friend while he was still the bureau’s head”
WASHINGTON: Fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last Thursday accomplished but one thing – to prove he lied about President Trump all along.
Not only did the testimony reveal the president was not under any investigation, it brought to light the possibility that the former FBI director was incentivised to derail the president’s many reform agendas.
In a stunning revelation, Comey admitted under oath that he leaked top secret information to reporters at the New York Times through a friend while he was still the bureau’s head.
The leaked info had to do with memos he wrote in the course of his official duties about privileged conversations he had with the President.
Comey testified that he did what he did to manipulate the situation and force the appointment of a Special Counsel.
By doing so, he transgressed an American law – 18 U.S.C. § 641 – which provides that it is a federal crime to, without authority, convey a record of the United States to those not entitled to receive it.
All said, the hearing represents an important victory for Trump, proving once and for all that the statement issued by Trump’s attorney, Marc Kasowitz, was sound and on the dot.
On Thursday, Kasowitz made clear Trump had never said he expected loyalty from Comey, stopping short only of calling Comey a fraud and master manipulator.