Michael Horowitz the Inspector General for the Department of Justice has opened an investigation into memos leaked by disgraced former FBI director James Comey. Some of the memos have been given classified listings.
One of the memos, Comey redacted himself and another one was designated as classified by the FBI after they received it. Comey now claims the memos were private and not FBI documents. Really?
The President has a private meeting with the FBI director and it’s private, not official? Are you freaking kidding me? Maybe Horowitz will get to make another criminal referral real soon.
Comey wrote seven memos from nine conversations with the president and at least two and possibly more are classified. The Justice Department finally supplied Congress with copies of unredacted memos after being threatened with a subpoena.
The House and it’s committee chairmen have run out of patience with the FBI and the DOJ and it may come to a showdown or possibly even impeachment proceedings.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
At least two of the memos that former FBI Director James Comey gave to a friend outside of the government contained information that officials now consider classified, according to people familiar with the matter, prompting a review by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog.
Of those two memos, Mr. Comey himself redacted elements of one that he knew to be classified to protect secrets before he handed the documents over to his friend. He determined at the time that another memo contained no classified information, but after he left the Federal Bureau of Investigation, bureau officials upgraded it to “confidential,” the lowest level of classification.
The Justice Department inspector general is now conducting an investigation into classification issues related to the Comey memos, according to a person familiar with the matter. Mr. Comey has said he considered the memos personal rather than government documents.