As quoted from the FBI Directors public statement regarding the release of confidential, top secret information by Hillary Clinton on July 5, 2016: “Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing charges. There are obvious considerations, like the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent. Responsible decisions also consider the context of a person’s actions, and how similar situations have been handled in the past.”
“In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.”
Hmmmmm……. Now we fast forward to July 10, 2017. Breaking News has just surfaced through requests of James Comey’s private meeting with Donald Trump in which James Comey testified before the Senate on June 8, 2017.
Regarding his first meeting with President Trump on January 6th 2017, First, he testified “We also agreed I would do it alone to minimize potential embarrassment to the President-Elect.”
Then he testified “I felt compelled to document my first conversation with the President-Elect in a memo. To ensure accuracy, I began to type it on a laptop in an FBI vehicle outside Trump Tower the moment I walked out of the meeting.”
Regarding the second meeting between the FBI director and President Trump, he swore “As was my practice for conversations with President Trump, I wrote a detailed memo about the dinner immediately afterwards and shared it with the senior leadership team of the FBI.”
Regarding the third meeting on February 14, 2017 in the Oval office with the president, Comey testified under oath “The President then made a long series of comments about the problem with leaks of classified information – a concern I shared and still share. After he had spoken for a few minutes about leaks, Reince Priebus leaned in through the door by the grandfather clock and I could see a group of people waiting behind him. The President waved at him to close the door, saying he would be done shortly. The door closed.”
Comey stated “I woke up in the middle of the night” and realized I may be able to use memos I had recorded to share my version of events.” He went on to say “I provided the memo to a friend of mine who’s a Columbia University professor.” knowing it would be leaked to the press to invoke a special prosecutor.
Uh Oh! Now we are finding out the conversation written down and sent to the press through a proxy was in fact sensitive information. The biggest difference between Hillary Clintons “careless use” of classified information and Comey’s admission that he actually handed over classified information should lead him right into a jail cell. Do you think Comey needs to be investigated now??