(National Sentinel)Â High Crimes: Earlier this week Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa,Â chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a letterÂ to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that former FBI Directory James Comey likely illegally leaked at least one classified memo to a friend.
In his letter, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, demanded answers from Rosenstein regardingÂ the handling of memos that Comey wrote following his conversations with President Donald J. Trump,Â The Daily Caller reported.
The Judiciary chairman said that he and his staff have recently reviewed seven memos Comey wrote following his meetings with the president. Of those, four contained information that was classified as â€œSecretâ€ or â€œConfidential.â€
It turns out that the fired FBI director may be in more legal trouble than suspected.
Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell appeared with Lou Dobbs on theÂ Fox Business network Thursday evening to discuss Comey’s memos.
He told Dobbs thatÂ FBI Chief FOIA Officer has confirmed that all of Comeyâ€™s memos were classified at the time they were written and are still classified today.
“We have a sworn declaration from David Hardy who is the Chief FOIA Officer of the FBI that we obtained just in the last few days,” Farrell said.
“And in that sworn declaration Mr. Hardy says that all of Comeyâ€™s memos, all of them, were classified at the time they were written and they remain classified,” he added.
Leaking classified information is a federal crime.
Grassley, in his letter,Â noted that past media reports claimed that Comey gave at least four memos to his friend,Â Columbia law professor Daniel Richman.
During congressional testimony last year, Comey told a House panel he hoped that leaking the memos would lead to a special counsel appointment aimed at investigating Trumpâ€™s campaign. Shortly thereafter, Rosenstein appointed former FBI director and Comey friend Robert Mueller.
A report in July 2017 said that more than half of the memos Comey wrote following his Trump meetings contained classified information.
â€œThis revelation raises the possibility that Comey broke his own agencyâ€™s rules and ignored the same security protocol that he publicly criticized Hillary Clinton for in the waning days of the 2016 presidential election,â€Â TheÂ HillÂ reported.
Judicial Watch has been at the forefront of obtaining documents and data from the State Department and Justice Department pertaining to alleged mishandling of classified information by former Obama administration officials including Comey and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Here is Farrell’s interview with Dobbs:
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