Former FBI director James Comey may be guilty of some sort of illegality because he leaked his own memo to the press through a friend, Congressman Brian Babin (R-Texas) told Chris Salcedo on “The Chris Salcedo Show” today.
Why? Because he signed an affidavit, like every other FBI director, saying he was not to divulge anything he learned in the course of his duties. Babin said, “I’m not an attorney, but ... that memo that Mr. Comey wrote could absolutely be construed as a document belonging to the government.”
The congressman also confirmed that he heard from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the leaking must stop, and that they should be stopped via prosecution of the leak sources.
He believes Democrats set out immediately after the election to “torpedo the Trump administration” with “laughable” allegations. He said, “They’re not interested in the truth” and they “want to stop and block our democratic freedoms.”
Comey also admitted that former attorney general Loretta Lynch asked him to call his investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server a “matter.” Babin said, “I think it’s worth a look,” adding that, other than this, he couldn’t remember a time he agreed with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
The senator has also said that this issue needs to be investigated further.