Thursday, August 01, 2019

Comey Again?

PJMedia is reporting that former FBI director Jim Comey broke the law protecting classified information and leaked information in violation of that law.  Of course, no one is going to prosecute it.
According to Solomon's sources, the IG report will conclude that Comey "leaked classified information and showed a lack of candor," but DOJ prosecutors declined to bring charges because they didn't think they had enough evidence to prove that Comey intended to violate the law.
I'm no lawyer, but I didn't know that intent was an element of the classified information law. If I were a DOJ prosecutor, I'd be looking hard at the law to see if intent is even covered.  Some laws require intent, some don't.  If this one doesn't, then what we're seeing is another attempt to shield a perful person fromm the consequences of their actions.


Old NFO said...

Weaseled out, again... since it wasn't classified until AFTER the fact.

Dave said...

I'm just a street cop, but I don't seem to recall any intent being necessary for negligence.

Unless, of course, you're Hillary or one of her supporters, like Mr. Comey.