FBI Director James Comey appeared yesterday before Congress to address a wide array of issues, including wiretapping, potential leaks, and investigations on which he cannot comment. TheBlaze Radio host Chris Salcedo talked about the possibility of an FBI investigation into leaked classified information, which would be a felony. In particular, he addressed Comey's refusal to assure the American people that such an investigation would occur.
At the hearing Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) asked Comey: "Can you assure them [the American people] that it is going to be investigated?" To which the director responded, "I can't."
Since leaking classified information is a felony, Salcedo found that to be a compelling reason to be willing to investigate. "What is wrong with saying, 'Congressman, it is a felony to leak classified information, and I can guarantee you if/when that happens, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be investigating, using every power we have in government to make sure we ferret out the individuals and prosecute the individuals who are responsible for leaking classified information.'"