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FBI Director Comey refuses to commit to investigate possible leaked classified information

WASHINGTON, D.C. - MARCH 20: James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), testifies during a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election, on Capitol Hill, March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. While both the Senate and House Intelligence committees have received private intelligence briefings in recent months, Monday's hearing is the first public hearing on alleged Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 election. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

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.'"

To see more from Chris, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Chris Salcedo Show” weekdays 3–5 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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