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Poll: 47% of Americans Believe Comey Should Be Prosecuted for Leaking Trump Memos

Former FBI Director James Comey testified about his memos on President Trump last year.

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

A new poll shows that nearly half of Americans want former FBI Director James Comey prosecuted for leaking information to the media.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters found that 47% believe Comey should be prosecuted for leaking the memos he wrote about his meetings with President Trump. That’s an increase from 41% in 2017.

Of those polled, 35% said they don’t believe Comey should be prosecuted, and 18% indicated they were undecided.

Last month, the Justice Department’s inspector general revealed that Comey violated FBI policy in his handling of the Trump memos.

The IG said Comey kept the government documents at his home and engineered their release to the media. But the IG also said there was “no evidence” that Comey’s leaked memos were classified.

Comey’s Friend Turns Over Ex-FBI Director’s Memos to Bureau

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies about President Trump before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies about President Trump before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Former FBI Director James Comey’s potentially explosive memos about his encounters with President Trump are now in the hands of the bureau.

Politico reports that Comey’s friend, Daniel Richman, a Columbia University law professor, turned over the records to the FBI, which is investigating alleged collusion between Trump’s inner circle and Russian officials to meddle in the presidential election. 

The FBI also is trying to determine whether Trump tried to obstruct justice by firing Comey after he refused to stop the Russia investigation.

Comey said he kept detailed memos of his murky conversations with Trump.

Those memos could become key evidence in the case against Trump. 

New Atty. Gen. Holder Could Release Secret Memos on Interrogations, Warrantless Wiretaps

As Atty. Gen. Eric. H. Holder Jr. takes over, we may see some of the secret and controversial actions of the Bush Justice Department that will provide more insights to what happened in the past eight years.

By Jeff Stein
Spy Talk
WASHINGTON — “Far more secret memos” on hard interrogations, detention and warrantless wiretapping programs have been discovered, most originating in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), according to a new report.
And Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., confirmed Monday, has indicated that a number of them may be made public.
The list of the more than three dozen still highly classified documents was assembled by Pro Publica, an independent public interest journalism organization founded in 2007 by former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger.
“The Bush administration’s controversial policies on detentions, interrogations and warrantless wiretapping were underpinned by legal memoranda,” write Pro Publica reporters Dan Nguyen and Christopher Weaver. “While some of those memos have been released (primarily as a result of ACLU lawsuits), the former administration kept far more memos secret than has been previously understood. At least three dozen by our count.”
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