Levin: Backfire! ‘Comey’s a leaker,’ ‘could well be obstruction’

Former FBI Director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Alex Brandon | AP Photo

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Democrats on the Hill and in the media anxiously anticipated former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress Thursday, in hopes that his statements would further damage President Trump. It appears, however, that the whole episode has backfired. Instead of damaging Trump, Comey’s testimony raised serious questions about his own handling of classified information.

“Comey’s a leaker,” Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin said on his radio show Thursday night.

Levin went on to explain: “Comey said he provided a copy of this key memo which is in fact government information and property to a private citizen … for the purpose of leaking its contents to the media, which was done. But the special counsel … has also sought and/or received the memos.” Listen:

“Comey’s provision of his notes to a third party who leaked parts of it to the media could well be obstruction [of justice],” Levin continued.

By Comey’s own admission, his motives for leaking the notes were to provoke a special counsel investigation. “The media like to talk about obstruction of justice, so talk about that,” Levin said.

Author: Phil Shiver

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