On Wednesday, the White House made the case that the Department of Justice should prosecute former FBI director James Comey based on his admitted leaking of memos, saying it was a “clear violation of federal law.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders noted Comey’s sworn congressional statement where he admitted leaking documents about his conversations with President Trump to The New York Times.
“The memos that Comey leaked were created on a FBI computer while he was the director,” Sanders said. “He claims they were private property. They clearly follow the protocol of an official FBI document.”
Sanders continued, “Leaking FBI memos on a sensitive case, regardless of classification, violates federal laws including the Privacy Act, standard FBI employee agreement and non-disclosure agreement all personnel must sign. I think that’s pretty clean and clear that that would be a violation.”