In an attempt to distract us from his possible Russian collusion, Donald Trump went after former FBI director James Comey, accusing him of breaking the law by leaking classified information to the news media.
James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2017
According to Comey’s Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman, who received some of the memos and shared some elements with reporters, this is a complete lie.
No evidence has surfaced supporting that charge. Three of the memos were classified from the beginning, and were never shared with Richman, the professor tells NBC News.
Of the remaining four, a small portion, less than half–has been retroactively deemed classified, said a Congressional source familiar with the matter.
On the contrary, rigging elections and lying about it is more of a criminal act than anything else. Essentially, Trump is looking for a scapegoat for all of his wrongdoings and that is unacceptable. Twitter seemed to agree:
If Trump wants to find someone releasing classified material he better look at his staff. Somebody on the inside is snitching.
— JScottyboy53 (@JScottyboy53) July 10, 2017
No worry everyone knows that Trump is an obituale lier and corrupt Trump is just trying to deflect from all his and family criminal life
— cheryl allen (@cherylallen1959) July 10, 2017
How many outright lies does he have to tell before they call it what it is and he finds out words have consequences? He really is a troll
— ~Cerebral Clown~ (@cerebral_artery) July 10, 2017
If they aren’t going to shut down his account for bullying, they should at least have a mechanism that fact checks his tweets before sending
— J Payne (@Wiesbadnerin) July 10, 2017
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