This is a blockbuster report:
Comey admitted single Trump leak, but were there others?
Comey, who was fired by Trump in May, was open about at least one leak in testimony last Thursday.
He admitted to using an ex-U.S. attorney, later identified as Columbia University Prof. Daniel Richman, to leak to The Times the contents of alleged memos Comey wrote about his one-on-one interactions with Trump. He was not asked if he had ever used Richman on other occasions; however, Richman is mentioned in 151 results in a New York Times search dating back to 1993, with 11 of those articles also featuring Comey and six of them being authored by Michael S. Schmidt – who later wrote the “Comey memos” story which Comey told Congress he directed Richman to leak.
Dating back to at least Jan. 10, The Times has published confidential information related to Trump and the FBI, mostly sourced anonymously from senior officials in the FBI and DOJ
More damning evidence at the link.
This is just one example of the potential leaks by Comey in the report:
Jan. 6 – Comey, in written testimony, said he briefed then-President-elect Trump while the two men were alone in Trump Tower on this date. The briefing dealt with the salacious and unverified dossier alleging that Russia had compromising information about Trump. According to Comey’s account, both he and ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper decided Comey should be the only one to brief Trump. One of the reasons for this arrangement, Comey wrote, was because he was staying on as FBI director – though no official announcement had been made about this and subsequent reports indicate Trump didn’t ask Comey about remaining in his capacity until this meeting took place.
Jan. 10 – The Times reports on the Comey/Trump dossier meeting, citing “2 officials with knowledge of the briefing.” More inside-the-FBI information also exists in the article, including when the FBI first became aware of the dossier and the troubles agents had confirming the document’s details.
Comey’s ‘truth’ crusade is really an anti-Trump one
He admitted to the Senate he leaked just one memo criticizing Trump over the Gen. Michael Flynn case, asking a friend to give it to the New York Times. In its May 16 story, the paper identified its sources only as “two people who read the memo.”
But that was not the first leak, for the Times had reported five days earlier on a separate, personal Comey memo attacking Trump for demanding “loyalty,” calling its anonymous sources “Mr. Comey’s associates.”
Wait, that wasn’t the first leak, either. On March 5, one day after Trump accused President Barack Obama of wiretapping him at Trump Tower, the Times reported that Comey was furious at the charge. Its unnamed sources were “senior American officials.”
All three stories carried the byline of Michael Schmidt, as did others describing intimate details of Comey’s dealings with Trump. Clearly, Schmidt had very, very good sources close to Comey.
Here’s an article from last month on Michael Schmidt:
FAKE NEWS: NYT Journalist Behind Comey Memo Admits He NEVER Saw It (VIDEO)
All three stories carried the byline of Michael Schmidt, as did others describing intimate details of Comey’s dealings with Trump.
Clearly, Schmidt had very, very good sources close to Comey.
Was Comey providing cover for himself by calling Schmidt’s reporting fake? Why would Comey’s memo that he admits to have leaked then be reported on by this same Schmidt? Something doesn’t pass the smell test, Mr. Comey…
NYT Reporter At Center Of ‘Almost Entirely Wrong’ Story Has Been Called Out Before
Michael Schmidt, the author of a New York Times story former FBI Director James Comey dismissed as “almost entirely wrong” during his bombshell testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has earned rebukes from FBI for inaccurate reporting in the past.
BREAKING : Trump Legal Team May Expose Trail of MULTIPLE Leaks By Comey
h/t Daniel Higdon
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