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Former FBI Director James Comey is back in the news this week after The New York Times reported late Thursday that he is again under investigation for leaking information to the media. The Justice Department Inspector General previously found that Comey was a leaker and violated FBI policy in his handling of FBI memos, including material containing the “code name and true identity” of a sensitive source. Now, he is again accused of leaking information. There is an element of a modus operandi in the story since the same academic Comey used in the earlier leaks is also named in this leak, Columbia Law Professor Daniel Richman.
The Times reports that Comey is under investigation for illegally leaking information concerning a Russian document obtained by Dutch intelligence from Russian computers that claimed “a tacit understanding between the Clinton campaign and the [Obama] Justice Department over the inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server.” The document was discussed by Richman in a 2017 Times article.
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The document referenced alleged discussions between Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., then the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and Leonard Benardo, who worked a George Soros-founded group called Open Society Foundations. It details how Schultz assured Benardo that the fix was in with Lynch...
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