President Trump took up his smartphone Saturday to fire fresh salvos at former FBI director James Comey, whose secret memos about his 2017 meetings with Trump were released last week.
“James Comey’s Memos are Classified, I did not Declassify them. They belong to our Government! Therefore, he broke the law!” Trump railed at 3:25 pm.
The notes had been kept under wraps for months because the Department of Justice considered them to be classified — even though Comey leaked several to a friend with instructions to read portions of them to news media.
“Additionally, he totally made up many of the things he said I said, and he is already a proven liar and leaker,” Trump continued. “Where are Memos on Clinton, Lynch & others?”
The tweet expanded on an idea Trump floated late Friday: that the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is based on the illegitimate foundation of Comey’s memos.
Comey testified to Congress last June that he deliberately leaked the documents to spark the appointment of a special counsel to look into Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz is reviewing Comey’s handling of the memos to determine whether he shared them improperly, according to reports.
Horowitz’s office is set to release a series of reports in the coming weeks on its investigations into DOJ and FBI actions during 2016 presidential campaign.
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