Monday, June 12, 2017

Is Former FBI Director Comey The Person Behind The Leaks To The New York Times?

FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on ''Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation'' on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

FOX News: Comey admitted single Trump leak, but were there others?

President Trump’s legal team may be prepared to show a trail of leaks to The New York Times by former FBI Director James Comey – dating back to at least March – in a pair of complaints set to be filed to the Justice Department inspector general and Senate Judiciary Committee, a source close to the team told Fox News.

An independent Fox News review of The New York Times’ reporting dating back to January reveals a host of stories sourced from top FBI and DOJ officials – or those privy to their conversations – that either paint Comey in a positive light or push a message he was unable to personally disclose.

Though Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3 he’d never been -- or directed another FBI official to be -- an anonymous source for news reports about the Trump and Hillary Clinton investigations, the then-FBI chief did not deny orchestrating leaks using, for instance, an old friend who works at Columbia University, or providing the information to a wide enough group to ensure it would leak.

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WNU Editor: When I watched the former FBI Director's admission last week that he was responsible for a leak to the New York Times, I said in my commentary that this proves (at least to me) that the FBI became politicised under his tenure. A few days have since passed, and now other questions are being raised .... (1) is this the only leak that he engineered .... which is a question that I wished a senator had asked, and (2) is this the reason why he never pursued who was responsible for the leaks coming from the Trump administration ..... because it was him. Not surprising .... President Trump's lawyers are now preparing their case against him .... Trump lawyers could 'accuse Comey of leak after leak' in formal legal complaint being made to Justice Department about fired FBI chief (Daily Mail), and the legal pundits are debating the legal merits on the entire thing .... Defending James Comey redefines America's law on leaks (Jonathan Turley, The Hill). As to what is my own take on this matter .... one leak, 100 leaks .... it makes no difference .... the damage has already been done.

4 comments:

TWN said...

Because of his position if he did leak, this needs to be investigated further and if guilty of it an example needs to be made of him. No Govt can function when high ranking officials behave in such a way, regardless of which party is in power.

Anonymous said...

He's not that stupid nor that arrogant. On the other hand, that book deal for 10mn wouldn't have happened if he hasn't found a way to be so controversial. Makes you wonder if in today's book deal world people do anything for their 15min of fame.

Anonymous said...

Hadn't. ...damn autocorrect

Aizino Smith said...

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