Comey gave a surprising answer when asked to respond to President Trump’s tweet calling him a leaker. “The big questions in Comey’s badly reviewed book aren’t answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail), why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the FBI (why didn’t they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabe’s $700,000 & more?” tweeted Trump.
“President’s tweeted innumerable times calling you a leaker– because of that. First of all, what’s your response to President Trump?” asked ABC Reporter Stephanopoulos.
And here is Comey’s shocking response. “Look, it’s true, I mean, I’m the one who testified about it, that’s how people know about it, that I gave that unclassified– this is a whole nother conversation about whether you can leak unclassified information, I don’t want to get involved in that,” said Comey.
“I gave that unclassified memo to my mind, who was also acting as my lawyer, but this wasn’t a lawyer task, and asked him to give it to a reporter. That is entirely appropriate,” Comey claimed. “Why not do it yourself? Why not do it openly, transparently?” asked Stephanopoulos.
“Yeah. For one very practical reason. At the end of my driveway was a horde or media and my thought was, “If I do it myself, it’ll be like feeding seagulls at the beach.” That if I give it to one reporter then what’s my answer to all the others about why I won’t answer their questions?” responded Comey.