Prosecute Comey?

One of the questions that emerges from Thursday’s extraordinary Senate hearings was whether James Comey breached any legal or moral duties in leaking his story to the press, as he did through Daniel Richman, his friend at Columbia Law School.

One of those moral lapses might have involved revealing Richman’s identity, as Comey did in his testimony. We haven’t heard anything from Richman since then. I wonder how he feels about being outed by his erstwhile friend? Not too good, I should think.

I mentioned the leak on the “To the Point” NPR show, and said I was troubled by it. Another panelist poo-pooed this. She suggested that there was a kind of autobiographer’s privilege. A lot of people leave government and then publish their private talks about conversations with the president. I let that lie. But, smarter than me, Rush brought up David Petraeus today. How come Comey gets to leak scot-free but Petraeus becomes a felon?

Here’s the difference, if any there is. The information Petraeus shared with his biographer (and mistress) contained code words for secret intelligence programs, the identities of covert officers and information about war strategy and deliberative discussions with the National Security Council. No question there about the classified nature of the information. There was nothing so sensitive in Trump’s discussions with Comey.

Interesting Read…

See Also:

Comey Served at the Pleasure of Himself

Mueller’s lawyer build-up raises flags for Trump allies

Byron York: Is Robert Mueller conflicted in Trump probe?

Comey and Mueller Have a History as a Deep State Tag Team

Jim Comey, the Biggest Loser

Corruption and Collusion: Obama, Comey and the Press

Comey Chameleon

Comey’s ‘truth’ crusade is really an anti-Trump one

Van Jones: Hillary campaign set $1 billion ‘on fire’

It’s the “deplorables” not the Russians who stole the election from Hillary Clinton

The Anti-Americans

Left-Wing American ‘Constitution’ Society Urges Deep State to Undermine Trump

Report: John McCain Claims Barack Obama Provided Better ‘American Leadership’ Than Donald Trump

A Ranger Raises Questions


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