Sarah Sanders states the obvious: it sure looks like James Comey may have broken a number of laws. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Sarah Sanders’ White House press briefings have seemingly become way more entertaining over the past couple of days. Maybe it’s just us, but ‘gotcha’ questions from the usual narrative-pushing mainstream media outlets that used to be quickly dismissed by Sanders are suddenly being exploited to put on a daily clinic on how to school brain-dead reporters.
The latest example came today after one such reporter had to seek clarification on why Comey’s leaking of confidential FBI property to the New York Times might violate federal laws. Here was Sanders’ response:
“The memos that Comey leaked were created on an FBI computer while he was the director. He claims they were private property, but they clearly followed the protocol of an official FBI document.”
“Leaking FBI memos on a sensitive case regardless of classification violates federal laws including the Privacy Act, standard FBI employment agreements, and nondisclosure agreements all personnel must sign. I think that is clean and clear that that would be a violation.”
“The Department of Justice has to look into any allegations of legality, whether or not something is illegal or not — that’s not up to me to decide.”
“What I’ve said and what I’m talking about are facts. James Comey’s leaking of information, questionable statements under oath, politicizing investigations, those are real reasons for why he was fired and the president’s decision was 100 percent right, which we’ve said multiple times over and over. In fact, I think the more and more we learn, the more and more that’s been vindicated.”
Of course, Sanders’ response could always be even clearer…we highly encourage the New York Times, CNN and/or Wapo to ask additional clarifying questions on this Comey issue tomorrow.