Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is demanding answers from the Department of Justice over allegations former FBI boss James Comey violated federal law when he “leaked” classified material to a private citizen last year.
Grassley sent the scathing letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, urging Jeff Sessions’ second-in-command to come clean regarding Comey’s decision to leak his private conversations with President Trump to an associate.
“According to press reports, Professor Daniel Richman of Columbia Law School stated that Mr. Comey provided him four of the seven memoranda and encouraged him to ‘detail [Comey’s] memos to the press,’” writes Grassley.
“If it’s true that Professor Richman had four of the seven memos, then in light of the fact that four of the seven memos the Committee reviewed are classified, it would appear that at least one memo the former FBI director gave Professor Richman contained classified information,” he added.
Former FBI Director James Comey rose to national fame earlier this year after he was terminated by President Trump over his handling of Hillary’s email investigation.
In response, the Bureau chief leaked his private conversations with the President to an associate at Columbia University, prompting the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Trump campaign’s “connections” with Russia throughout the 2016 election.